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Ancestry: Where do we come from and why do we care?

The Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar Program presents:

Ancestry: Where do we come from and why do we care?, a talk by Dr. Maya Jasanoff.

Reception to follow. 

Jasanoff is the X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor and Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University. 

Professor Jasanoff is a historian of British imperial and global history. Her books Edge of Empire (2005), Liberty’s Exiles (2011), and The Dawn Watch (2017) have won numerous accolades including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Cundill Prize in History, the George Washington Book Prize, and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Non-Fiction. She is currently writing a history of the human preoccupation with ancestry and genealogy, the topic of a popular undergraduate course she teaches in Harvard’s General Education curriculum. She is also completing a short book on the craft of historical narrative, looking at ways to bring out the “story” in history. Professor Jasanoff writes widely about history, literature, and world affairs for publications including The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. In 2021 she was chair of judges for the Booker Prize.

Monday, February 13, 2023 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Memorial Union Building (MU), Horizon Room
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation, Free Food

Event Topic

Academic, Research

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni

County

Benton

Organization
University Events
Contact Name

University Events

Contact Email

events@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

541.737.4717

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