Conversations at the Washington Library is the premier podcast about George Washington and his Early American world. Join host Jim Ambuske as he talks with scholars, digital humanists, librarians, and other guests about Washington's era and the way we tell stories about the past. 


Former hosts of Conversations include Dr. Kevin Butterfield, Dr. Joseph Stoltz, and Dr. Douglas Bradburn.

About the Hosts

Jim Ambuske

Host, Producer, Historian, Author

Jim Ambuske, Ph.D., leads the Center for Digital History at the Washington Library. A historian of the American Revolution, Scotland, and the British Atlantic World, Ambuske graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016. He is a former Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia Law Library. At UVA Law, Ambuske co-directed the 1828 Catalogue Project and the Scottish Court of Session Project. He is currently at work on a book about emigration from Scotland in the era of the American Revolution.

Jeanette Patrick

Co-Host, Co-Producer, Public Historian, Digital Humanist

Jeanette Patrick is the Senior Producer at R2 Studios, the podcast division of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. She is the former Digital Projects Editor in the Center for Digital History at the Washington Library. She researches and writes original content that presents history to the public in many different forms. Patrick also works with her colleagues to transform their research into digital content. She is the former manager of the history and preservation content on the Mount Vernon website. She holds an MA in Public History from James Madison University.