Lecture & Discussion: Public History, Public Memory - Pivotal Moments and How They are Remembered
Dr. Edward Lengel, Virginia
Important events in global history are often studied and remembered very differently by historians and non-historians. Public historians such as Edward G. Lengel attempt to bridge the divide, by sharing with and learning from both academic historians and the general public. In this presentation, Lengel by sharing and learning from jointly remembered events in Germany and the U.S. such as the Berlin airlift and the fall of the Berlin Wall from academic, public, and trans-national perspectives, he explores how our collective memory is formed. He will also refer to his previous role as former chief historian of the White House Historical Association and former professor and director of the Washington Papers at the University of Virginia. His examples will range from colonial history to presidential history.
In Cooperation with Prof. Simone Derix, LS für Neuere Geschichte, FAU & Public Affairs, US Embassy Berlin
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