History Camp

Join us here every Thursday evening at 8 pm Eastern for a discussion with history authors and historians.  The evening’s event will stream live in the window below and will be archived. (See below for links to past sessions.)

Upcoming broadcasts

March 4 – 8pm (Eastern): William C. Davis, historian and author, will discuss his new book The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America which covers this critical battle during the War of 1812 and its impact on the fate of the fledgling new nation.

March 11 – 8pm (Eastern): Emerson W. Baker, author of Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience investigates the key players in the Salem witchcraft crisis and illuminates why the tragedy unfolded as it did. He shows how the Puritan government’s attempts to suppress what had taken place only fueled the popular imagination and established the trials as a turning point from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence and reveals the ways their legacy remains with us.

March 18 – 8pm (Eastern): Clay Risen, author and editor, on his latest book, The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevel, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century, a New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2019” selection.

March 25 – 8pm (Eastern): Rosalyn D. Elder, architect and author, will discuss many stories of Black history in Massachusetts, some well-known, and others relatively unknown drawn from her research into 742 sites in 141 towns across Massachusetts for Exploring the Legacy: People and Places of Significance. 

Download the Winter Schedule for January-March.

Scroll down for an archive of all of previous interviews.


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Please join us every Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern) for History Camp Online Winter Series. You can download the schedule for January – March here. You’ll find links to recordings of earlier discussions below.

History Camp began as an in-person annual event in 2014. In 2020 we had to cancel all in-person events and are waiting to see what’s possible in 2021. We’re certainly eager to see all of you in-person. In the mean time, if you’re looking for more information on these in-person events, see our About page or view detailed information on past events in our Locations section.

History Camp, including our Thursday night discussion series, is a project of the non-profit organization The Pursuit of History. Please join us as a member.

Our thanks to the James and Edith Spain Foundation for helping underwrite our series this year. To learn about underwriting these weekly discussions or or any of our other projects, please contact Carrie Lund.


Carrie Lund, Founder and Executive Director and Lee Wright, Founder and President

Click below for the schedule you can print out or download.

History Camp Online Winter Schedule

Previous interviews with noted authors and historians

View videos recorded every Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern).


→ For information on appearing as a guest, contact us.