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Event Spotlight: Putting The Past to Use, #historyconnects.

Submitted by Emma R Hinchliffe on February 20, 2018 - 1:48pm

**** Unfortunately this event has been cancelled****

We all know the famous dictum: ‘Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it.’

Us as Historians know it’s not always that simple, but it nevertheless remains true that one of the most compelling reasons to study history, and one of its greatest rewards, is to see what light past events and issues may be able to shed on present concerns. This is why the Department of History created the #historyconnects community conversations series. This season of informal conversations is designed to bring together faculty, experts, and students to discuss how past events might connect to the present, and how a look back to history may be a helpful guide to many of the issues we face as a community today, whether they be social, political, economic, local, national or international.  

Topics already covered have ranged from “Historical Perspectives on Trump's Jerusalem Declaration" to  “Understanding Contemporary Russia.”

The next event in the series will take place on March 6th at 3:30pm-4.30pm in the Freedman Remak History Community Room (SMI 320.) Distinguished Professor of American History, Moon-Ho Jung, will be facilitating a discussion on “U.S Racial Politics” with a view to exploring both present issues and historical precedents to consider how we might tackle this issue today.

Don't miss this great oppurtunity to put the past to use! We hope to see you there.