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History News Network

History News Network (HNN) at George Washington University is a platform for historians writing about current events.


History News Network is a non-profit corporation registered in Washington State. The editor and founder of HNN is Rick Shenkman, the author of Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics. HNN sponsors several history-oriented blogs including Liberty and Power (coordinated by David T. Beito), and Jim Loewen.[1][2][3]

HNN, originally hosted by George Mason University, moved to George Washington University in 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "History News Network» History News Network". Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ "History News Network Celebrates Bad History Books". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ "York College Professor Reviews For History News Network". Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. ^ Warren, James (27 March 2017). "Media Report - Shenkman's New Home". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 7 April 2017. Journalist-historian Rick Shenkman has found a new home for the History News Network, namely George Washington University, meaning "its future is now assured" after departing George Mason University.

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