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Washington History Seminar Fall 2023 schedule

The Washington History Seminar (WHS) series is held weekly on Mondays (unless otherwise noted) during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. The series is co-sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program. Recordings of each event are posted to the WHS YouTube channel.  If you have questions about the seminars, please email Rachel Wheatley at rwheatley@historians.org

  • September 11: Timothy Garten Ash on “Homelands: A Personal History of Europe”
  • September 18: Andrew Port on “Never Again Germans and Genocide after the Holocaust”
  • September 28*: Jonathan Sperber on “The Age of Interconnection: A Global History of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century”
  • October 2: Alan Bollard on “Economists in the Cold War: How a Handful of Economists Fought the Battle of Ideas”
  • October 12*: Samuel Freedman on “Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights”
  • October 16: Brooke Blower on “Americans in a World at War: Intimate Histories from the Crash of Pan Am’s Yankee Clipper”
  • October 23: Stephanie Freeman on “Dreams for a Decade: International Nuclear Abolitionism and the End of the Cold War”
  • October 30: Beth Bailey on “An Army Afire: How the US Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era”
  • November 6: David Painter and Greg Brew on “The Struggle for Iran: Oil, Autocracy, and the Cold War, 1951-1954“
  • November 13: Julian Jackson on “France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Petain”
  • November 20: Kathryn Brownell on “24/7 Politics: Cable Television & the Fragmenting of America from Watergate to Fox News”
  • November 27: Marvin Suesse on “The Nationalist Dilemma: A Global History of Economic Nationalism, 1776–Present”
  • December 4: Sarah Percy on “Forgotten Warriors: The Long History of Women in Combat”
  • December 11: Mattias Fibiger on “Suharto’s Cold War: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the World”
  • December 18: Erik Scott on “Defectors: How the Illicit Flight of Soviet Citizens Built the Borders of the Cold War World”

*Denotes a Thursday session

Deadline Nov. 30, 2023 CfP: Jane Austen Society of North America – Ohio North Coast Region

The JASNA Ohio North Coast Region invites submission of proposals for breakout sessions at the 2024 AGM, Oct. 18-20, 2024, Cleveland, OH, and applications for the New Voices Breakout Speaker grant.

The AGM theme is “Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen’s Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins.” Deadline November 30, 2023. More information here.

February 14—17, 2024, CAA Annual Conference 

CAA 112th Annual Conference, 2024
Chicago, IL, February 14–17, 2024 (Virtual component details forthcoming)

February 29 – March 2, 2024 | The 50th Annual Meeting of SEASECS

SEASECS will hold its annual meeting on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, SC, with hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn in Traveler’s Rest.

The theme for the meeting is “Ties that Bind: Reflections on the Past and Future of Eighteenth-Century Studies.” Plenary speakers will be Carolyn Day, Associate Professor of History at Furman University and author of Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease (2017) and LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia and member of the Choctaw Nation.

For information, please visit www.seasecs.org/2024-conference

March 20-24, 2024 | The Society for American Music 50th Annual Conference

The 50th Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan to be held March 20-24, 2024.

The Society for American Music invites proposals for (a) individual papers, (b) organized panels of 2–4 papers, (c) lecture-recitals, (d) alternative-format sessions, (e) scholarly posters, and (f) interest groups for its 50th Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan to be held March 20-24, 2024. Proposals due 11:59 pm PDT on June 1, 2023. More information here.

April 10-13, 2024 | NCPH, Call for Proposals: “Historical Urgency”

The National Council on Public History and Utah Division of State History/Utah Historical Society jointly seek proposals for our 2024 annual meeting, to be held April 10-13, 2024 at the Hilton Salt Lake City.

https://ncph.org/conference/2024-annual-meeting/calls-for-proposals/

May 28th-30th, 2024 | British Women’s Writers’ Association

Annual Conference. CfP due Jan. 15, 2024

Past Events

June 19, 2023 9amPT/noonET: Virtual Info session, ASECS 2024 CfP

Do you have questions about submitting a proposal for the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, April 4-6, 2024, in Toronto? Join the Program Committee in a virtual info session on Monday, June 19, 2023, 9am Pacific Time/noon Eastern Time. Registration required.

March 15-17, 2023 | Wastework, the first international conference devoted to waste in the early modern workshop.

From 15-17 March, historians of art, architecture, science, and the environment will gather at the Hertziana alongside local chefs, activists, and artists. Together, we will consider acts of disposal, displacement, removal, and abeyance – in short, the getting rid of unwanted things — and the consequences these carry for the study of early modern material culture, from stale bread erasers to dyehouse effluents.

https://www.societastoriadellascienza.it/index.php/it/component/jevents/dettaglievento/192/-/wastework?Itemid=1

Oct. 18-19 (Virtual), Oct. 25-29 (Indianapolis), National Humanities Conference

The 2023 National Humanities Conference will include virtual programming on October 18 & 19 and an in-person conference in Indianapolis. The NHC is produced by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance and hosted by Indiana Humanities.

Fan, Italian 1. Italian, late 18th century. Parchment, paint, ivory, silver, colored foil, glass, metal.
Fan, Italian 1. Italian, late 18th century. Parchment, paint, ivory, silver, colored foil, glass, metal. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fan, Italian 2. Italian, late 18th century. Parchment, paint, ivory, silver, colored foil, glass, metal.
Fan, Italian, 2 extended. Italian, late 18th century. Parchment, paint, ivory, silver, colored foil, glass, metal. Metropolitan Museum of Art