Exciting events in HISTORY in JULY in SOPHI!

Thursday, July 23: Professor David Blight, Yale University, will be giving a talk at the State Library (5:30 for 6:00 pm) on “Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory”, introduced by Bob Carr, former Premier NSW.

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_talks/events/Race_and_reunion.html

Friday, July 24: Book Launch: Clare Corbould, Becoming African Americans, at Gleebooks, 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm. To be launched by Professor Shane White.

http://gleebooks.com.au/default.asp?p=events/launches4_htm

Tuesday, July 28: Sydney Ideas Forum: “Why History Matters: The Past in the Present” at the Seymour Centre, 6:30 pm.

http://www.usyd.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2009/why_history_matters.shtml

Participants include:

Bob Carr, former Premier of New South Wales

David Blight, Yale University, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (2001), and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina, author of The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory (2005)

James T. Campbell, Stanford University, author of Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 (2006), and Chairman of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

Jonathan Hansen, Harvard University, author of The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920 (2003)

Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney, author of The Nation, Psychology and International Politics (2006)

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