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Public Engagement Project: History Communications in the 21st Century

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Join us for an evening of "lightning conversations" on the future of History Communication. What is "History Communication"? What does it mean to be a History Communicator in the twenty-first century? What are the core issues at the heart of communicating history in this new information age? 

Prominent historians, journalists, and thought leaders engage in ten-minute conversations on how we communicate history in a digital world. Co-hosts Jason Steinhauer (The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress) and Susan Kaplan (New England Public Radio, “All Things Considered") will moderate.

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We look forward to seeing you Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm! In the meantime, join the conversation on Twitter:  #histcomm 

This event is presented by the UMass Public History Program with generous support from the INNOVATE Undergraduate Education Fund at Purdue University, and the Graduate History Association, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of the Colleges of Humanities and Fine Arts, and Office of the Dean of the Graduate School at UMass Amherst.

Friday, March 4, 2016 -
7:15pm to 8:45pm
Campus Center, Amherst Room (10th Floor), UMass Amherst
Free and open to the public

Jim Grossman, American Historical Association
Rebecca Onion, History Writer
Jamia Wilson, Women, Action, and the Media
Nicole Hemmer, Miller Center of Public Affairs
Stephen Robertson, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Cathy Stanton, Tufts University; History@Work
Shola Lynch, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Lily Rothman, TIME
Julio Capó, Jr., UMass Amherst
Amanda Moniz, National History Center
Ambassador Carolyn Curiel, Purdue University
Eric Schulze, WNYC; Smithsonian magazine; thirstDC
Julie Golia, Brooklyn Historical Society
Ed Ayers, Organization of American Historians; Backstory Radio
***The final lineup of participants is to be confirmed.