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Public Programs: “Historians and the News” with Dr. Manisha Sinha & Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

December 13 @ 6:00 pm

OHS is pleased to continue the popular “Historians and the News” series with a conversation between two nationally renowned historians that promises to offer valuable insights, informed by years of scholarly analysis of the past, into the news stories that fill our screens and newspaper pages.

Today’s news reports are filled with debates over how some of the most painful chapters of our nation’s history are remembered in public and taught in schools. At the same time, legislative, executive, and judicial leaders are bitterly fighting over the roles of voters, the courts, and citizens themselves in making and enforcing laws. Dr. Manisha Sinha’s expertise on the histories of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and abolition have made her a sought-after contributor to news outlets seeking to bring context to these stories. She offers nuanced, powerful commentary on the relevance of Reconstruction today, the constitutional implications of Texas’s new anti-abortion legislation, and the movement to remove statues and monuments across the United States and beyond.

This virtual program is on December 13 at 6pm and is free and open to all. OHS is committed to providing broad access to historical content that expands knowledge of the past to better inform our present. Dr. Sinha and Dr. Nichols will discuss the implications of Sinha’s research in the context of today’s news, offering the kinds of insights that only careful scholarship can provide. We are grateful to the many individual donors that sustain our mission and allow us to offer powerful educational programs like this at no cost. On the registration page, we invite you to make a donation in support of this work, so that OHS can continue to preserve the resources that historians such as Dr. Sinha and Dr. Nichols rely on for their research and scholarship.

Please note that only those who register for this free program in advance will have access to the program and to the post-event recording (which will be available through a password-protected site for 30 days following the program). Register Here


December 13
6:00 pm