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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past and present. 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

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    When Tom Wheeler visits Washington College on Thursday, April 2, he will offer a historian’s view of the digital revolution and a policy maker’s perspective on how to ensure America’s broadband networks remain open, fair and fast. He speaks at 5:30 in Hynson Lounge.

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    Professor’s book about Revolutionary POWs held in Lancaster, Pa., is named 2014 Book of the Year by an online history journal devoted to America’s Founding.

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    Washington College junior Ian Flinn has been practicing magic since the age of 7. His March 24 presentation in Decker will combine historical and scientific research with the dazzling tricks of his trade.

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    Washington College recently celebrated the 10th year of the George Washington Book Prize. 2014 winner Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy visited campus on Nov. 7th.

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    The four finalists for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize – Nick Bunker, Richard Dunn, François Furstenberg and Eric Nelson – offer new insights into the American Revolution, its impact on the rest of the world, and the very meaning of liberty.

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    Sailing aboard the 18th-century schooner  Sultana , a group of first-year students explored the rich history of the Chesapeake Bay. Organized by Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, this ...