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The Kayser Memorial Lecture and the Kylan Jones-Huffman Memorial Lecture bring historians to campus to speak about their latest research and projects.
 

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Professor Denver Brunsman gives a lecture to a room of educators

 


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History News Network

 

History News Network editor-in-chief Kyla Sommers sat down with Sydney Blumenthal at a launch event celebrating the department’s acquisition of HNN in April 2019.

History News Network editor-in-chief Kyla Sommers sat down with Sydney Blumenthal at a launch event celebrating the department’s acquisition of HNN in April 2019.

The History Department manages the History News Network (HNN), a popular scholarly website. HNN’s mission is to bring historical perspective to current events through publishing original essays by professional historians. The website also aggregates stories published elsewhere that touch on history and its connection to world events.

HNN moved to the History Department in December of 2018. Kyla Sommers (BA ’13, PhD ’19) serves as editor-in-chief. The department has grand plans for HNN, including offering internship opportunities to help undergraduate and graduate students develop digital and public history experience.

To support the department and HNN’s mission, please consider donating. Visit our donation page and enter “History News Network” in the comments box.

 


Department News

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 about how Alexandria, Mount Vernon, and Washington, D.C., shaped George Washington.
Picture of Nemata Blyden

African Americans and Africa: A New History

Nemata Blyden discussed her latest book, "African Americans and Africa: A New History," at GW on October 22.
Picture of Robert G. Perry, Albert H. Small, Michael Caplin and President Thomas LeBlanc

GW Welcomes the Albert H. Small Normandy Institute

The Normandy Institute recently became affiliated with GW’s History Department.
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History News Network Comes to GW

We are excited to announce that the popular website History News Network (HNN) has moved to the History Department.

An image of the late professor Leo Ribuffo, smiling.

Remembering Leo Ribuffo

The History Department community mourns the death of Leo Ribuffo, professor of 20th century U.S. history.

Denver Brunsman

Professor Denver Brunsman Delivers Trachtenberg Teaching Award Distinguished Lecture

On October 10, Professor Denver Brunsman delivered the Trachtenberg Teaching Award Distinguished Lecture, titled "Teaching History With the Musical Hami

 

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