Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience explores the American experience in all its diversity and complexity, seeks creative approaches to illuminating the past, and inspires thoughtful conversation informed by history. Through educational programs, scholarship and public outreach, and a special focus on written history, the Starr Center seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large.
Starr Center Stories
Seven authors have been chosen as finalists for the 2018 George Washington Prize, for books ranging in topic from the Burr conspiracy to Patrick Henry, from the power of objects to the Boston Massacre.
PHOTO GALLERY Former Patrick Henry Fellow Daniel Mark Epstein returns to Washington Collage to celebrate the publication of his new book.
What happens when a group of inquisitive young scholars encounters the most prestigious gathering of historians in the country?
Adam Goodheart, director of the College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, has earned a National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar Award to research and write his next Civil War bestseller.