Talking History with Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti: “A Year in Baku” (9/25)

Native American Cultural Celebration events

Native American Cultural Celebration 2018

Indigenous Peoples: An Ongoing Tradition

For the past few centuries, indigenous people and their traditions have been inaccurately depicted due to numerous stereotypes permeating throughout history. In recent years, they have fought to showcase the diversity of indigenous cultures from the Americas. As their traditions continue to extend to new generations, they are enhancing the definition of what it means to be an indigenous person. Join the Native American Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center for educational presentations and entertaining cultural performances.

Internship Opportunity: Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board has an opening for a summer intern in the Records Management Program. The internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students. See below for the official description. The link to the Federal Job Search site at which the official announcement can be found is at the bottom of this description:

Records Management Intern Summer 2019 (OSEC)-21162
Primary Location: DC-Washington
Employee Status: Temporary
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Type: Internship
Travel: No
Shift: Day Job
Years of Experience Required: 0
Education Required: Some College
Relocation Provided: No
Salary Grade Low: 20
Posting Date: Oct 22, 2018

Position Description:
The Records Management Program (RMP) promotes sound records management in support of the Board’s and OSEC’s strategic direction, and in compliance with federal records management laws and regulations. The program creates policies and provides services that result in the proper creation, management, and availability of Board documentation.

Position Requirements
The Records section in the Office of the Secretary of the Federal Reserve Board is seeking a summer intern assist Board staff on records management consulting services and other records management projects:
1. Draft training materials for Rapid Response sessions and the Board’s annual records training program;
2. Participate in records evaluation projects;
3. Draft records control schedules for submission to the National Archives and Records Administration;
4. Review Board SharePoint sites and Reserve Bank FedShare sites that are decommissioning to determine if records contained in the sites are eligible for destruction or should be preserved; and,
5. Manage the Federal Reserve Integrated Records Management Architecture (FIRMA) collections. FIRMA maintains electronic versions of Board records in compliance with legal recordkeeping requirements for federal agencies. Intern will add documents and determine the required metadata to facilitate access and conduct searches for documents to respond to FOIA and general requests.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

Dr. George Derek Musgrove–October 23

The Department of History and American Studies at UMW is pleased to announce the second event of the fall 2018 lecture series, “Washington and Moscow: Capitals of the Cold War Past and Present?” Dr. George Derek Musgrove (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) will present his lecture, “‘We are headed for some bad trouble’: Gentrification and Displacement in Washington, D.C., 1920s-2018.” The lecture is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, October 23, 6pm in Monroe 346.

HIST 300B8–History of Socialism from Karl to Bernie

Talking History (9/25): Dina Bailey and Braden Paynter

Moscow–Washington: Capitals of the Cold War Past and Present?

This fall semester, the Department of History and American Studies is hosting a 5-part lecture series on the urban histories of Moscow and Washington, and their role in shaping Russian-American relations. Please see the description and schedule for the series below.

1892 Bird’s Eye View Map of Washington, DC



Moscow–Washington: Capitals of the Cold War Past and Present?

Hardly a day goes by when the bizarre spectacle of Russian-American relations does not dominate the news. Russia’s involvement in the 2016 US Presidential election, the wars in Ukraine and Syria, and tensions between Russia and NATO are just a few of the major flash points that drive the two nuclear powers further apart and closer to direct conflict. Meanwhile, in defiance of his own intelligence services and raising questions about his loyalties and motivations, US president Donald Trump pushes for better relations with Russia and its president Vladimir Putin, effectively upending decades of American foreign policy toward the United States’ erstwhile adversary. Have the two countries entered a new Cold War, as many commentators contend, or will their current leaders find a meaningful resolution to their outstanding problems that also addresses the long-simmering animosities of various domestic constituencies and government institutions?

New Moscow (1937) by Yuri Pimenov

This fall semester, the lecture series “Moscow-Washington: Capitals of the Cold War Past and Present?” explores the history of Russian and American relations through the lens of each country’s capital city, how their histories have become entangled, and how they have followed different paths. With their origins in very different national and local histories before the 20th century, Moscow and Washington suddenly intersected during the Cold War as the metropoles of two global, entangled empires that displaced those of Western Europe after World War II. [Read more…]