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Meet the Radical: Book Event for Doing Recent History

May 2, 2012, 11:28 am

You are sleepy...you are sleepy...you are sleepy....you want to buy this book.....

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
The New School, 66 West 12th Street, room 510, NYC

Come one, come all, to meet Tenured Radical, with history friends David Rosner (Columbia), David Greenberg (Rutgers), and Gail Drakes (NYU) at the New School for Public Engagement tomorrow evening.  Got a recent history manuscript you are shilling? Unfortunately, my co-editor Renee Romano will not be there, however Derek Krissoff, our editor from the University of Georgia Press, will be in the house.

And if you haven’t got your copy of the book yet, it will be for sale on site.  Description below the jump:

How does writing about the recent past differ from history as it is normally understood? Join us for a panel discussion celebrating a new collection of essays which explore the challenges and pleasures of writing contemporary American history. Three contributors to Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards will speak about what is emerging as a new field of history, with its own practices and pleasures.

Moderated by David Rosner, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and History at Columbia University, panelists will include:

Claire Bond Potter, co-editor of Doing Recent History and visiting professor of History at The New School

David Greenberg, associate professor of History, Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and the author of Nixon’s Shadow: History of an Image (2003)

Gail Drakes, associate faculty at New York University’s Gallatin School.

Sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences, School of Undergraduate Studies, at The New School for Public Engagement.

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