The University of Virginia Presents: Backstory Live – Who Speaks for America? 200 Years of Debate

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.
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Ticket Prices

  • FREE

Schedule of Events

  • October 5, 2017 | 7:00PM
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