History of the Present

History of the Present

Kathleen Belew

March 10, 02020

This event has been postponed.

How can we slow down the pace of rapid news cycles and alarmist headlines and understand what is going on in the world? Kathleen Belew examines issues defining our current moment, and shows how an exploration of the deep historical contexts can slow down time and offer novel perspectives that the news can't capture.

Kathleen Belew is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, co-sponsor of this talk. Her first book, Bring the War Home, traced the rise of the white power movement from the Vietnam War to the Oklahoma City bombing. Belew is at work on a new project about gun violence and the history of the 1990s.

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