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History, Historians, and Public Memory Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Columbia Point
210 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA
(413) 584-8440
October 27, 2019
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Price: Free, simply register online
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Mass Humanities Annual Fall Forum: Two of the nation’s leading scholars join together for their first onstage conversation.

Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore will explore the role of historians in society, and the importance of history in a democracy. How can the study of the past inform a nation grappling with issues of identity, citizenship, and misinformation? In an era of contentious debates about historical events and figures, what forces influence public memory?

History, Historians, and Public Memory