Founded in 1994 by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.—the private, nonprofit organization that has owned and operated Monticello since 1923—the ICJS has created a network of scholars, teachers, and students who engage a global audience in a dialogue with Jefferson’s ideas.  Through a fellowship programinternational scholarly conferences, panel discussions, teacher workshops, lectures, and curriculum-based tours, the ICJS establishes relationships with people from around the world. As a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICJS has put online their regular programs usually offered in-person. 

 

Using the links below you'll find both our upcoming and previous online programs. Virtual programs at the ICJS are free, unless specified otherwise. For more information regarding ICJS programs, please contact Whitney Pippin (Scholarly Programs Coordinator) at wpippin@monticello.org.

Be sure to check back frequently for more programs!

 

The Education of John Adams

Join the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello for a digital book talk with R.B. Bernstein (Lecturer in Law and Politics at the City College of New York) on his newest book, "The Education of John Adams." December 15, 2020.

New Frontiers in Early American History

Join Mount Vernon and Monticello for a virtual talk with four emerging Early American History scholars. This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. November 19, 2020.

Humboldt and Jefferson: Transatlantic Exchange of Knowledge and Ideas

Join the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany for a discussion between Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy (Saunders Director of the ICJS and Vice President of Monticello) and Dr. Sandra Rebok on the significance of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander von Humboldt for the sciences and transatlantic relationships. November 11, 2020

Does Europe Still Matter to America?

October 24, 2020, a virtual conference co-hosted by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies

Washington and Jefferson: It's Complicated

A discussion with Professor Frank Cogliano of the University of Edinburgh, co-hosted by Mount Vernon's Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, August 27, 2020

Virtual Book Talk with Laura Sandy on Overseers in Early America

Join Mount Vernon's Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello for a digital book talk with Dr. Laura Sandy of the University of Liverpool on her new book, The Overseers of Early American Slavery: Supervisors, Enslaved Labourers, and the Plantation Enterprise, July 28, 2020