East Meets West in Art

Assistant Professor of History Mika Natif reveals how elements and images from Renaissance Europe found their way into 17th century Islamic art.

NEH Funds Rags to Riches Project

The American dream is built on the idea that anyone can attain success no matter how humble his or her beginnings. Professor of History Tyler Anbinder is recruiting undergraduates to assist in a collaborative study of the rise of the American dream during the 19th century.

Research Opportunities In Washington

Members of the GW community enjoy extraordinary resources for studying history on and off campus in the Washington, D.C., area. The following list offers a few examples:

National Libraries and Collections

Special Collections on Campus

Area Studies Centers at GW

Albert Small Washingtoniana Collection Basis of Exhibit at the GW Museum

Albert H. Small, a 2009 recipient of GW's Presidential Humanities Medal, has donated his unparalleled collection on the history of Washington, D.C., to GW. 

Material from Mr. Small's collection is  featured in two exhibitions at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum --“The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington” and “Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790–1801.”  Both through October 15, 2015.