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Professor Denver Brunsman gives a lecture to a room of educators

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Illustration of Tyler Anbinder, Leslie Harris, and Annie Polland

How the Tenement Museum Got a New Tenant

As one of two historians who consulted the Tenement Museum's new exhibition, "A Union of Hope," Professor Tyler Anbinder took a tour of the recently completed project. 

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Quito J. Swan Brings Global Links to Africana Studies

As the new director of the CCAS Africana Studies Program, Swan strives to make connections—across disciplines, movements and oceans.

History doctoral candidate and U.S. Marine veteran A.J. Cade.

History Restored: The Untold Story of Black Civil War Soldiers

History Ph.D. candidate and Marine veteran A.J. Cade was inspired by a forgotten Civil War regiment of all-Black soldiers and officers. Now, he’s bringing their legacy to life.

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Artificial Intelligence Is Here to Stay, so We Should Think more about It

Professor Katrin Schultheiss has taken the lead at GW in thinking about the implications of artificial intelligence for the college classroom.

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Backlash: Inside Florida’s African American Studies Ban

To history professor Erin D. Chapman, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ restrictions on the AP curriculum is a dangerous precedent—for educators and a divided country.

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George Washington's Life and Legacy

Professor Denver Brunsman discusses the need to balance multiple perspectives in teaching and writing about George Washington.

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Africa's Impact on the African American Experience

How does Africa figure in “real and imagined ways” to the African American experience?

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Failing Grade: Are Americans Flunking History?

History professor Christopher Brick has a lesson plan to raise our humanities IQ.

During World War II, Jews in France like Denise Bauman were required to carry identity cards. (Photos Courtesy Ashley Valanzola)

Commemorating History’s Dark Chapter

History PhD student Ashley Valanzola is researching the stories of six extraordinary Jewish women—Holocaust survivors who worked to honor the memory of lives lo

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Student-Led Exhibition, "George Washington and His World," Opens at the GW Museum

Seventeen students in Prof. Denver Brunsman's course, "George Washington and His World," curated an exhibition of the same name.

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