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Study of the American Experience

  • February 9
    What happens when a group of inquisitive young scholars encounters the most prestigious gathering of historians in the country?
  • January 22

    Washington College celebrates the legacy of the Maryland-born human rights activist and the bicentennial of his birth, Feb. 23, 2018.

  • December 13

    Students associated with the College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience enjoyed a field trip to the home of White House butler Eugene Allen.

  • October 9

    Wil Haygood, the 2017-18 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow, will talk about his new book, Tigerland: The Miracle on East Broad Street on Oct. 18.

  • September 18

    Former Patrick Henry Writing Fellow Daniel Mark Epstein returns to Chestertown on October 4 to discuss his new book The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House

  • September 12

    Historian and author Craig Steven Wilder will speak on race, slavery, and the American university on September 28.

  • August 29

    Nathaniel Philbrick, the 2017 George Washington Prize winner for Valiant Ambition, will speak at Washington College on September 19.

  • August 17
    Adam Goodheart, Starr Center Director, takes a step back from the horror of events in Charlottesville, Virginia, to provide perspective in this Politico essay about the dismantling of Confederate statues in Baltimore and other cities.
  • August 8
    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.
  • August 3
    Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, Patrick Jackson ’19 is working at the National American History Museum in the Photographic History Collection in Washington, D.C.
  • August 1

    Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, art and art history major Anna Zastrow ’17 is working at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in Suitland, Maryland.

     

  • July 24

    Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, junior Madi Shenk is working at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

  • July 21

    A political science major and former Starr Center fellow has developed his senior thesis project into an acclaimed biography of Robert Kennedy.

  • July 12
    Working this summer as the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellow in residence, Andrew Lawler is bringing a new perspective to studying the 430-year-old mystery of the Roanoke Colony.
  • June 12
    Sponsored by the Starr Center and concluding on Thursday, July 20, the 2017 Riverfront Concert Series highlights America’s diverse musical heritage from traditional folk music to contemporary Latin-influenced guitar, to the enduring sounds of gospel music.
  • April 25
    Best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick wins the 2017 George Washington Prize for his story of the complex relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.
  • April 18

    History major Faith Stahl ’19 took first place in stiff competition for a $25,000 scholarship from the Saint Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia to study in Scotland.

  • April 4
    Best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich on April 14 will share the insights she’s gleaned from four decades of singular and insightful reporting on the reality of work in America.
  • March 30
  • March 13

    In a March 21 talk, Richard De Prospo re-examines how we interpret the most famous 17th-century account of a European colonist in Indian captivity.