“Misunderstanding of the present is the inevitable consequence of ignorance of the past.” —Marc Bloch
We live in an era of perplexity that is full of historical change. How can we mine the past to comprehend our present moment better?
History Matters will bring prominent historians to the Center for Jewish History to reflect on the complex connections between the past and present. In putting historical scholarship into dialogue with present-day concerns, this series will highlight the importance of history—and especially Jewish history—in public discourse.
Join us for HISTORY MATTERS, an exciting new series, at the Center for Jewish History, where the past comes alive!
A History Matters Evening with Todd Gitlin From 1968 to 2018: A Fifty-Year Perspective on the American Left
Todd Gitlin (Columbia University) will be speaking about how his scholarship on the 1960s and the fracturing of the American left informs contemporary debates. After Gitlin’s interview, there will be an audience Q and A.
The History Matters series is generously funded by Dina and Jonathan Leader.
This event is being hosted in partnership with the American Jewish Historical Society.