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History News Network

The History Department now manages the History News Network (HNN), which places current events into historical perspective through op-eds by historians from GW and across the country. The website also aggregates stories published elsewhere that touch on history and its connection to world events. To support its mission, please consider directing your donation to HNN. To do so, visit our donation page and type History News Network in the comments box.

Support the History Department

Thank you for considering making a gift to the GW History Department. The department uses donations to fund exciting research being carried out by our undergraduate and graduate students and to bring stimulating guest speakers to campus. A gift of $1,000 can fund an important short research trip for a student writing a senior, MA, or doctoral thesis. $2,500 can make possible a longer-term visit to a major archive. But gifts of any size are most welcome, as the department "bundles" the smaller ones to use for these activities and many others. For example, each year a prominent historian visits GW to give the Kayser Memorial lecture to undergraduates and to hold a colloquium for graduate students, a visit funded entirely by generous alumni donations. Recent Kayser lecturers have included William Cronon, Jonathan Spence, Anthony Grafton, and Eric Foner. These are tough economic times and many of you will feel the need to cut back on your charitable giving. But a gift of any size can help our students accomplish great things!

You can make your gift to the Department in a number of ways:

  • By mailing your check, made out to The George Washington University and with the name of the department in the memo line, to:

The George Washington University
PO Box 98131
Washington, DC 20077-9756

  • By phone by calling the GW Annual Fund at 1-800-789-2611.

Staying in Touch with Alumni

Staying in Touch with Alumni

We are proud of our majors and graduate students who have used their GW education as a springboard to successful careers in the law, the military, medicine, government, non governmental organizations, journalism, politics, teaching, and a variety of other fields. The annual department newsletter provides information about some of our former students.

Let us know what you are doing: email the Department Chair, Katrin Schultheiss, at [email protected] or write to the Department of History, The George Washington University, Washington DC, 20052. Your lives are our true legacy.