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Announcing the Spring 2018 Washington History Seminar Schedule

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:03:11 +0000

The Woodrow Wilson Center and the National History Center are delighted to announce the schedule for the spring season of the Washington History Seminar.




DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for the 2018 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:57:15 +0000

Extended Deadline: Applications are now due Sunday, February 18, 2018. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST.

 




Chinese-North Korean Relations: Drawing the Right Historical Lessons

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:03:24 +0000

Starting in the mid-1970s, Pyongyang began reaching out to Washington to replace the Korean War armistice with a peace agreement. Yet, as declassified US records suggest, as Washington prepared to normalize relations with Beijing in the late 1970s, President Carter’s national security team determined that there was little intrinsic value to talking directly with North Korea. Instead, the US would rely on what it believed—incorrectly—to be China’s influence over the DPRK.




Film Screening Series: Searching for the Unknown Holocaust

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:19:53 +0000

Film Screening Series: Searching for the Unknown Holocaust

A Film Screening and Conversation Series with Israeli documentary director Boris Maftsir, creator of the Searching for the Unknown Holocaust film series, October 17-19, 2017




The Future of History

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:09:45 +0000

Is the history you know complete or is it subject to change? Is there such a thing as the final word when it comes to chronicling historic events? With the release of previously unavailable documents (the kind available through the Wilson Center Digital Archive: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/) our understanding of well-known events can change significantly. And now that we are moving from a document-based world to a digital world, how will future historians piece together the stories of our times?




Announcing the Fall 2017 Washington History Seminar Schedule

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:30:58 +0000

The Woodrow Wilson Center and the National History Center are delighted to announce the schedule for the spring season of the Washington History Seminar.




Wilson Center Archive Sheds New Light on 1967 Six-Day War

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:39:47 +0000

On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War, the Wilson Center has released groundbreaking historical documents and testimonies by key Israeli figures which reveal the underlying nuclear dimension of the crisis.

The collection includes the testimony of the late General Yitzhak Ya’akov, which reveals for the first time the existence of a crash effort to assemble Israel’s first nuclear device. This and other materials contained in the collection provide a rare glimpse into the series of events and the mindsets of Israel’s top policymakers on the eve of the war.




ON TYRANNY: Lessons From the 20th Century with Author Timothy Snyder

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:28:37 +0000

In his latest book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century,” award-winning author and historian Timothy Snyder warns of new threats to the political order that are not unlike the totalitarianism of the past. A Washington Post reviewer wrote that Snyder’s new book, “fits alongside your pocket Constitution and feels only slightly less vital.” His warnings and lessons from history provide the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW

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North Korea’s Palace Intrigue

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:56:31 +0000

SEOUL, South Korea — After the 14th-century Korean ruler Taejo, founder of the Joseon dynasty, chose the youngest of his eight sons to succeed him, a spurned son killed the heir apparent and at least one of his other half brothers and eventually rose to the throne.




Announcing the Spring 2017 Washington History Seminar Schedule

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:59:40 +0000

The Woodrow Wilson Center and the National History Center are delighted to announce the schedule for the spring season of the Washington History Seminar.