January 28 – 8pm (Eastern): Stephen R. Bown, author of The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire which covers the 200-year monopoly that began with the fur trade and went on to shape northern and western Northern America.
February 4 – 8pm (Eastern): Linda Jeffers Coombs, (Aquinnah Wampanoag), author and historian, will discuss the Wampanoag’s experience with the pilgrims’ arrival as well as the effects of an epidemic that swept through and devastated the region just before the pilgrims arrived.
February 11 – 8pm (Eastern): Joyce Lee Malcolm, author of The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life, will discuss of Arnold’s puzzling decision to betray the country he had given so much to, and the complicated world he lived in.
→ Scroll down for an archive of all of previous interviews.
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.
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.
Click below for the schedule you can print out or download.
Previous interviews with noted authors and historians
View videos recorded every Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern).
- Jonathan Daniel Wells: The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War
- William B. Gould IV: Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor
- Amity Shlaes: Great Society, A New History
- Donna Curtin: Pilgrim Hall Museum
- Steve Vogel: Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War’s Most Audacious Espionage Operation
- Nancy Bristow: American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic
- Craig Nelson: Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
- Garrett Nelson: Map Distortions
- Alexander Cain: Loyalist Experience
- Shirley Ann Higuchi: Japanese Internment Camps
- Penny Colman: Women’s Suffrage
- Stephen Fried: Founding Father, Dr. Benjamin Rush
- Tom Clavin: Tombstone
- Charles Fishman: Apollo 11 Moon Landing
- Jane Hampton Cook: Suffrage
- Chris Klein: When the Irish Invaded Canada
- Jamie Holmes: 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon
- Maureen Taylor: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation
- Will Nipper: Colonial Money
- Daniel Gifford: The Last Voyage of the Whaling Bark Progress
- Jim Christ: Battle of Paoli
- Chris Dubbs: Women reporters in WWI
- Robert Forrant: Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike
- Benjamin Myers: Civil War Captain, George A Brooks
- Ed O’Donnell: Gilded Age
- Serena Zabin: The Boston Massacre: A Family History
- Peter Stark: Young Washington
- Lindsay Chervinsky: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution
- Ted Widmer: Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
- Lorna Hainesworth: Historic National Road
- Don Cygan: No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne
- Stephen F. Knott: The Lost Soul of the American Presidency
- Sam Forman: Dr. Joseph Warren
- Karen A. Chase: Declaration of Independence
- Eric Jay Dolin: Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
- Alexander Cain: Lexington in the First Year of the Revolutionary War
- J.L. Bell: The Road to Concord
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