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EIHS Lecture: The Future of (Public) History

Jason Steinhauer, Villanova University
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00-2:00 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Map
The future of all history—including academia—is public. The days of invisible faculty sequestered in ivory towers are ending (if not over). Scholars, departments, deans and colleges—they will increasingly be asked to demonstrate impact. They will expect their history departments to have public reach and they will expect that historical scholarship have some influence among non-expert audiences. Is the profession prepared for this future? This talk will consider where we are, where we're headed, and the role of history communication in the profession's future.

Jason Steinhauer is the inaugural director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University. A noted public historian, he is a recognized emerging leader of America's cultural and historical institutions. He previously worked at The John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, as a museum curator and as an archivist. He coined the term "History Communicators" and established the field of history communication.

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.

Presented in partnership with the Rackham Graduate School Program in Public Scholarship.

This event is part of the Friday Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: History
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Rackham Graduate School, Department of History

The Thursday Series is the core of the institute's scholarly program, hosting distinguished guests who examine methodological, analytical, and theoretical issues in the field of history. 

The Friday Series consists mostly of panel-style workshops highlighting U-M graduate students. On occasion, events may include lectures, seminars, or other programs presented by visiting scholars.

The insitute also hosts other historical programming, including lectures, film screenings, author appearances, and similar events aimed at a broader public audience.