Washington History Seminar Spring 2022 Lineup

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Spring 2022 Lineup Announcement


The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce the Spring season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format. All webinars will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.


Registration information for each event will be sent out separately. You may also register online now.




January 24: Konrad Jarausch

Embattled Europe: A Progressive Alternative


January 31: Ada Ferrer

Cuba: An American History


February 7: Klaus Larres

Uncertain Allies: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Threat of a United Europe


February 14: Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality


February 28: Nancy Foner

One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America


March 7: Jason Steinhauer

“History, Disrupted”: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past


March 14: Leon Fink

Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities Since World War


March 21: Elizabeth Samet

Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness


March 28: Scott Reynolds Nelson

Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World


April 4: Laura Edwards

Only the Clothes on Her Back: Textiles, Law, and Commerce in the Nineteenth-Century United States


April 11: Gary Gerstle

The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era


April 18: Mary Barton

Counterterrorism between the Wars: An International History, 1919-1937


April 25: Jeffrey Herf

Israel's Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945–1949


May 2: Patrick Ossian Cohrs

The New Atlantic Order


May 9: Olivier Zunz

The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville


May 16: Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands


May 23: Panel on the Vietnam War

Shawn McHale, Christopher Goscha, and George Veith


The seminar is co-chaired by Eric Arnesen (George Washington University and the National History Center) and Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center) and is organized jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Woodrow Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. It meets weekly during the academic year. The seminar thanks its anonymous individual donors and institutional partners (the George Washington University History Department and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest) for their continued support.

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