General Public

Democracy in the United States and the Idea of the Post Office

Philip F. Rubio in Conversation with Matt Jacobson about the US Post Office and his new book, Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the US Postal Service (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
Webinar Tues Oct 27 @ 7:00 link:
A collaboration of the Public Humanities at Yale and the New Haven Free Public Library

On Akram Khater's documentary: "The Romey Lynchings"

Professor Akram Khater in conversation with Matt Jacobson on his documentary film: “The Romey Lynchings.” The Romey Lynchings tells the story of the deaths of Nou’la and Hasna Romey in Lake City, Florida, in 1929. N’oula Romey was the fourth victim of racial terror that year in Florida and one of 10 people who were lynched by white mobs across the U.S. in 1929 alone. Just hours before, his wife, Hasna (Fannie) Rahme, was fatally shot by Lake City police in the couple’s store.

Scholars & Their Publics: A Conversation with Amitava Kumar and Matt Jacobson, moderated by Leah Mirakhor

In this conversation, Professors Kumar and Jacobson examine how historians and literary studies scholars write about the present and for a public audience. Using Amitava Kumar’s Every Day I Write the Book (2020) and Matt Jacobson’s The Historian’s Eye: Photography, History and the American Present (2019), we will engage the various practices, politics and aesthetics of writing publicly and against critical moments like these.
Co-hosted by Public Humanities and The Program in Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

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