History Matters (...and so does coffee!)

Conversations About History For Everyone
with Joanne Freeman

History Matters (…and so does coffee!) is a weekly webcast sponsored by the National Council for History Education featuring the teaching and scholarship of Dr. Joanne Freeman, a professor of history at Yale University and NCHE board member. Each episode features a conversation about an historic person, place, event, or piece of evidence; what it reveals; and how it emerges (or reemerges) in America today. Dr. Freeman begins with a short discussion of a topic, often connecting it to documents in the historical record, and then shows how it connects with the challenges and responsibilities of American citizenship in the here and now. Dr. Freeman also takes questions from the live webcast audience about the day's topic. History Matters (…and so does coffee!) is a fun, funny, interactive, educational, and--amidst our current challenges--important webcast for understanding how history happens and its vital relevance today. The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories. Through historical inquiry, NCHE empowers learners to research and interpret the past.

Upcoming

September 17, 2020 10am EDT Topic: "WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A REVOLUTION!": The Push and Pull of Extreme Rhetoric (Join here // Get document here)
September 24, 2020 10am EDT Topic: TBD (Join here)


Archives

April 9, 2020 Topic: Contingency Matters (Watch here // Get document here)
April 16, 2020 Topic: Feelings...Nothing More Than Feelings (Watch here // Get document here)
April 23, 2020 Topic: Fouled Foundations (Watch here // Get document here)
April 30, 2020 Topic: The Truth and Lies of Diaries (Watch here // Get documents here, here, and here)
May 7, 2020 Topic: Insights from the Everyday (Watch here // Get documents here)
May 14, 2020 Topic: Being Persnickety with the Press Part One (Watch here // Get documents here)
May 21, 2020 Topic: Being Persnickety with the Press Part Two (Watch here // Get documents here)
May 28, 2020 Topic: Politics: It's Here, It's There, It's Everywhere (Watch here // Get document here)
June 4, 2020 Topic: "Nobody But a Regular Woman": Women and Resistance (Watch here // Get documents here)
June 11, 2020 Topic: "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" (Watch here // Get document here)
June 18, 2020 Topic: Hissings, Coughings, and Hootings: The Nature of Protest -- Past and Present (Watch here // Get document here)
June 25, 2020 Topic: Fanatical Mobs and Government Plots: The Power and Pull of Conspiracy Theories (Watch here // Get documents here, here, and here)
July 2, 2020 Topic: Hamilton and Hamilton: The Past, the Present, and How History Matters (Watch here)
July 9, 2020 Topic: Fears of Foreign Influence (and a brief Hamilton debriefing) (Watch here // Get document here)
July 16, 2020 Topic: Picking a President: The Founders Had Thoughts (Watch here)
July 23, 2020 Topic: Words Can Be Worth A Thousand Pictures: The Political Power of Words (Watch here)
July 30, 2020 Topic: Queries, Questions, Thoughts, Ideas: A Conversation (Watch here)
August 6, 2020 Topic: (Not) Talking About Slavery in Early America (Part of the NCHE Equity Summit) (Watch here)
August 13, 2020 Topic: Attack of the Amazon Women: Fears of Women and Political Power, 1789 Edition (Watch here // Get document here)
August 20, 2020 Topic: Why The Postal System Matters: A User's Guide to the Postmaster General's Testimony (Watch here)
August 27, 2020 Topic: Doomsday Politics: The Late 1790s and Now (Watch here // Get documents here, here, here, and here)
September 3, 2020 Topic: Campaigning for Office Past and Present: The Dangers of Demagogues (Watch here)
September 10, 2020 Topic: Anything Goes (Watch here)