History, Culture, and Politics Discussion Group at NIU

This new faculty and graduate student-led discussion group addresses the political agendas, culture wars, and uses and abuses of history throughout the world in the past and present. We meet bimonthly in the Founders Memorial Library RBSC Reading Room (403) to discuss article-length works relevant to the topic in any aspect of world history. This sessions readings include Nikole Hannah-Jones, “The 1619 Project and the Origins of the American Revolution,” New York Times Magazine (2019), with responses from Leslie Harris (Politico, 2020) and correction from Jack Silverstein (New York Times Magazine, 2020). 


All readings and other details are distributed via email prior to each meeting. Please contact Prof. Aaron Fogleman (aaronfogleman@niu.edu) of the NIU History Department or Assoc. Prof. Bradley Wiles (bwiles@niu.edu) from the NIU Libraries for more information, to be added to the distribution list, or to suggest future topics and readings.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Founders Memorial Library, Rare Books Reading Room (403)
217 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, General Public

History, University Libraries
Contact Name

Brad Wiles

Contact Email or Phone


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