A panel of three authors, having written on three distinctly different Washington DC neighborhoods (Brookland, Dupont Circle, and Foggy Bottom) will discuss their books–how they cover the neighborhood, what interested them to write it, how has it been received, and how the books (and neighborhoods) compare and contrast. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions!
A bit about the panelists:
John Feeley was born and raised in Brookland, where he attended the Campus School and then went downtown to Gonzaga. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Catholic University of America and his doctorate in Education at the George Washington University. He is the co-author of Brookland (2012), with Rosemarie Dempsey from Arcadia Publications, and the co-editor of St. Anthony’s of Brookland: Centennial History, (1992). He is a lecturer on Brookland History for the History of Washington course at the Catholic University of America, the coordinator for Brookland Tours in conjunction with Cultural TourismDC and Walkingtown DC, and a founding member and coordinator of the Brookland Tour Committee.
Matthew Gilmore has a long involvement in Washington DC history. He’s authored a number of books: Foggy Bottom and the West End (2010), Historic Photos of Washington, D.C. (with Andrew Brodie Smith), Historic Photos of Arlington County and Historic Photos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (2007). He worked a number of years in the Washingtoniana Division and since teaches history research workshops. He is the founding editor (since 2000) of H-DC, the Washington, D.C. history discussion list and website (http://networks.h-net.org/h-dc); also has published in, guest co-edited Washington History, the journal of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. He blogs at https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/
Stephen A. Hansen is a longtime resident of Washington, D.C. He is an architectural historian, a historic preservation specialist (and sometimes activist) and an author. He is principal at the preservation firm DC Historic Designs, LLC, in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City and authors the monthly column “What Once Was in Washington, D.C.” for the InTowner newspaper. He blogs at http://dupontcirclebook.blogspot.com/