The Chicago Humanities Festival 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with Julie and Roger Baskes, and the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to offer an opportunity to graduate students in History, English, Political Science, and related disciplines. Join University of Pennsylvania professor Sophia Rosenfeld for Conspiracies and Common Sense: From the Founding to the Trump Era, a public lecture and student seminar at International House, 1414 E 59th St, on Sunday, November 5.

Conspiracies and Common Sense: From the Founding to the Trump Era 12:00PM -1:00PM Public lecture at International House, Assembly Hall 1:00PM – 2:00PM Seminar at International House, Coulter Lounge

Interested students should submit the following to Andreea Micu at andreea@chicagohumanities.org by Thursday, October 26:

  • Subject: 2017 Baskes Graduate Student Seminar
  • Name
  • School and Department
  • Area(s) of research

Students will be invited to hear Rosenfeld’s public lecture and attend a special student seminar. Engage with Sophia Rosenfeld and network with other graduate students across disciplines. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Sophia Rosenfeld is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of A Revolution in Language: the Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France (2001) and Common Sense: A Political History (2011), which won the Society for the History of the Early American Republic book prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. She also writes frequently on contemporary issues in historical perspective for publications like The Nation, Dissent, and the Washington Post. She is currently co-editing a cultural history of ideas from antiquity to the present and at work on a book to be called The Choices We Make: The Roots of Modern Freedom.

This annual lecture and seminar recognizes a generous multiyear contribution to the Chicago Humanities Festival by Julie and Roger Baskes and is presented in partnership with the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

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