The University of Virginia Presents: Backstory Live – Who Speaks for America? 200 Years of Debate
Live Events | 10/5/2017 | 7:00PM
Using Thomas Jefferson’s founding of UVA as a starting point, historians weave together the founder’s ideas about the role of an educated citizenry in a democracy to discuss who has the ability to shape our country and how this group has changed with time. This event is FREE; please note there is a two-ticket limit per registrant.
What is BackStory?
BackStory is a public radio show and podcast that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, the hosts tear a topic from the headlines and explore its historical depths. Together, they drill down into the centuries, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present.
Who are the hosts?
- Ed Ayers is President Emeritus and Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond.
- Brian Balogh is Compton Professor and Chair of the National Fellowship Program at UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs and Professor in the Department of History.
- Nathan Connolly is the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.
- Joanne Freeman is a professor of History and American Studies at Yale.