History is in the news a lot these days. News commentators and politicians tell us we are living through 1918, 1929, and 1968, all compressed into a single year. We look back to World War II, in search of a tangible precedent for overcoming adversity. And some writers claim that the calls for a truly multi-racial democracy resonate better with 1868 than 1968. So how can history help us understand our contemporary moment?
Join host Dr. Kathi Kern, Associate Provost of Teaching, Learning and Academic Innovation, and 2003 Great Teacher Award winner, for a lively discussion with the following award-winning historians and Great Teachers as they reflect on the “usable past.”
• Dr. Tracy Campbell, E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Professor of American History (2010 Great Teacher Award winner)
• Dr. Vanessa Holden, Assistant Professor of History
• Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Professor of History (2016 Great Teacher Award winner)