The Art & Craft of the Obituary

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The Death & Life of Great American Newspapers


The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War








Publishing in the American Century – January 7, 2012

Chair: Marty Kaplan, University of Southern California
Alan Brinkley, Columbia University
Michael Kazin, Georgetown University
T.J. Jackson Lears, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Rick Perlstein, freelance journalist and historian


Interpreting the Arab Spring – January 7, 2012

The Arab Spring in Historical Perspective

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Chair: Wm. Roger Louis, University of Texas at Austin
Juan R. I. Cole, University of Michigan and Informed Comment
Leila Fawaz, Tufts University
Carolyn Eisenberg, Hofstra University
David Moberg, Journalist

American Biography and the Cold War – January 6, 2012

Lillian Hellman and the McCarthy Era

Moderator: James Grossman, American Historical Association
Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University
Maurice Isserman, Hamilton College
Steven J. Ross, University of Southern California
Victor Navasky, Columbia University