From the Executive Director
James Grossman | Feb 16, 2018As I walk to work in the morning, the first thing I see as I head toward the AHA office is the US Capitol, which not only symbolizes a public sector g...
Historians and Government Shutdowns
Donald A. Ritchie | Dec 19, 2017Federal government shutdowns are never in the best interest of historians. The unpredictable events are detrimental to research, closing down the Libr...
Zoë Jackson | Dec 1, 2017At the 16th biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History, held this past October, William F. Friedman was a celebrity of sorts. The famous US Army crypto...
Documenting Foreign Relations: Office of the Historian Releases Records on Iran, the Cold War, and More
Zoë Jackson | Oct 1, 2017In January 1977, the American Embassy in Warsaw hosted a screening of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Attended by over 500 guests, the screening was ...
The “Practical Value of History”: Historians in the Federal Government
Kritika Agarwal | Apr 27, 2017What is the “practical value of history”? This was the framing question of J. Samuel Walker’s Roger ...
Office of the Historian Releases New FRUS Volumes: Historical Advisory Committee Cautiously Optimistic
Rachel Van Bokkem | Nov 1, 2016In September 2016, lawmakers in Washington accused Russia of “making a serious and concerted effort ...
Historians on the Hill
Justene G. Hill | Apr 12, 2016As historians, we recognize that historical perspectives can offer us more complex and more nuanced ...
New Mock Briefings Program Shows Student-Historians How to Inform Policy
Amanda Moniz | Oct 1, 2015This fall the National History Center is introducing the Mock Policy Briefings Program, modeled on o...
Preserving American Foreign Relations Records
Debbie Doyle | Sep 1, 2015The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation Releases Its 2014 ReportThe controvers...