The CSI Department of History presents “THe Last Revolution in Public History, and the Next,” a lecture by Richard Rabinowitz on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Park Café from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Refreshments will be available at 6:00pm.
Richard Rabinowitz is one of the leading public historians in the United States. As president of the American History Workshop since 1980, he has led creative teams in developing more than 550 history museum projects in 34 states, including the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. He wrote and curated six blockbuster shows in 2005–2011 at the New-York Historical Society, addressing the history of slavery in New York, the polarization around slavery in antebellum politics, and the contagion of liberty in the 18th-Century Atlantic that led to the Haitian Revolution. He has a BA and PhD from Harvard, and won the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association for his career-long contributions to public history. He is the author of Curating America: Journeys through the Storyscapes of the American Past (UNC Press, 2016), The Spiritual Self in Everyday Life (Northeastern UP, 1918), and the forthcoming Bubbe’s Bottle Opener: A Handful of Histories.
This is a CC-CLUE event.