2023 Special Topics in History Series

Participants across all our summer 2023 professional development programs—twelve Teacher Seminars, the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Symposium, The Making of America, and three in-person seminars and associated online programming—have exclusive complimentary access to our Special Topics in History series online this summer. These six two-hour sessions will feature deep dives into topics, eras, and special themes, led by staff and faculty at six outstanding historical institutions.

Summer 2023 PD participants will be sent a special link to register for any or all of these sessions:

  • Hidden Stories from Reconstruction in Louisiana, with the Historic New Orleans Collection (June 28, 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • The Casablanca Conference of 1943: Roosevelt, Churchill, and World War II, with the Hingham Historical Society (July 11, 3:00 p.m. ET)
  • America and the Holocaust, with Echoes & Reflections (July 20, 1:00 p.m. ET)
  • “Justice is Absolute”: Activism in American Jewish Communities in the 1950s and ’60s, with the American Jewish Historical Society (July 24, 1:00 p.m. ET)
  • Camelot at 60: Exploring the Kennedy Presidency in the 21st Century, with the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (July 27, 1:00 p.m. ET)
  • The March on Washington at 60: Revisiting an Iconic Protest, with the National Civil Rights Museum (August 1, 11:00 a.m. ET)

To get a taste of what the Special Topics in History sessions have to offer, here is a recording of last summer’s session on Confronting the Master Narrative, led by the team at the National Civil Rights Museum, who are returning to host a Special Topics in History session this summer.

Click the button below to apply or register for one or more of our Summer 2023 PD programs to confirm your eligibility for Special Topics in History sessions.

The Special Topics in History series is made possible with the support of our partners:

American Jewish Historical Society
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Hingham Historical Society logo
Historic New Orleans Collection logo
National Civil Rights Museum logo
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