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Emeritus Professor Offers Thoughts On The History of SU

Sept. 22, 2008

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – Susquehanna University Emeritus Professor of History Donald Housley will present the inaugural lecture in the Department of History's four-part lecture series, “Memory vs. History,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall.

Many people assume history and memory to be the same thing, especially if one considers the idea of “collective memory.” History and memory clearly shape each other, though often in less obvious and even troubling ways. In an effort to understand better the relationship between history and memory and how each one functions in our society, the Department of History is offering a series of lectures/discussions during the 2008–09 academic years in conjunction with the university theme of Memory.

Housley is the author of Susquehanna University 1858–2000: A Goodly Heritage (2007), and will offer thoughts on Susquehanna University's 150th anniversary.

Subsequent lectures in the series include Forever in the Shadow of Race, Region and Rumor: Elvis Presley and the Politics of Popular Memory, presented Nov. 5 by Michael Bertrand of Tennessee State University; Photographic Sites of Holocaust Memory, March 26 by David Crew of the University of Texas; and War and Memory in Somalia, presented during the spring semester by Lee Cassenelli of the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact: Gerald Cohen

570-372-4119

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