News Archive

News from the GW History Department archive.

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Joel Blecher discovers new research on the evolution of Islam

June 29, 2017

Professor Joel Blecher tireless research has led him to find an early draft of Ibn Hajar's Fath al-Bari, one of the most important pieces of Sunni commentary on the hadith.

Benjamin Desmarais presents his thesis, Aviation at the World War I Battle of Verdun

Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 05, 2017

On May 5 the History Department hosted an Undergraduate Research Symposium featuring presentations from seniors who completed History Honors Theses.


Andrew Zimmerman receives John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

March 25, 2017

Andrew Zimmerman was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for his current book project, Conjuring Freedom: A Global History of the American Civil War.

2017-2018 Officers Announced!

March 16, 2017

The 2017-2018 Phi Alpha Theta Officers have been elected! 

President: Samuel Pfister (B.A. '18, M.A. '19)

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Meet The GW Historical Review, our first Undergraduate Journal

February 03, 2017

The History Department is proud to announce a student-led effort to create an undergraduate journal has been approved! Submissions for the Fall 2017 Edition of the ne

Reiterating Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

December 01, 2016

Recent events have heightened concern among many about tolerance for diversity in American society and at GW in particular.  The strong feelings and fears that many in our community have voiced—and


Bernie Sanders Chief Strategist Tad Devine speaks to students about history and politics

November 10, 2016

Chief Strategist for the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign 


Bulgarian Ambassador presents Theo Christov at Library of Congress lecture

September 29, 2016

Ambassador of Bulgaria Elena Poptodorova introduced Professor Theo Christov at the Library of Congress where Christov delivered a lecture on “The 'Law of Nat