AHA President Vicki Ruiz, Distinguished Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine, speaks on "Class Acts: Latina Feminist Traditions, 1900–30." This address took place at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 8, 2016. In this address, Ruiz tells the story of two women - one Puerto Rican, the other Guatemalan - one a veteran activist, the other a teenage organizer - whose legacies as labor leaders and feminist intellectuals intersect in multiple ways, especially in terms of their unwavering commitment to a radical labor politics. Though starkly divergent, if at times hauntingly similar, their feminist writings reveal women’s transnational circuits of knowledge that extended across generations.
What I Do: Historians Talk about Their Work is a web series that answers some of the questions people have about where historians work and what they do. Each month, a different historian will sit down to talk about what they do, how they got their job, what makes their job interesting or challenging, and what they love about their work.
The National History Center's Congressional Briefings are designed to provide historical context and perspective on current issues for policy makers and members of their staff. The speakers reflect upon historical events and developments that have influenced the evolution of current policies and provide knowledge pertinent to the consideration of policy alternatives.
The International Seminars on Decolonization, which are sponsored by the National History Center, the American Historical Association, and the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, are generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They bring together young historians from the United States and abroad to Washington, DC to study and discuss the history of decolonization in the 20th-century. The seminar takes place in July-August each year. For more information visit the National History Center's website: http://nationalhistorycenter.org/category/decolonization-....
The Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award is given occasionally to honor individuals outside the historical profession who have made a significant contribution to the study, teaching, and public understanding of history. This playlist contains video content of past recipients of the Roosevelt-Wilson Public Service Award.