History in the News: Should Historians Be Pundits?

July 20, 2017 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Willamette Heritage Center

1313 Mill St. SE, Salem OR 97301

Recent editorials in the New York TimesThe Atlantic, and The Washington Post have raised questions about whether and how historians ought to opine on current events and political issues. Join Willamette Heritage Center for a conversation about whether historians and other scholars should be pundits. To what extent are/can scholars be objective? Are historians supposed to be apolitical? How should historians engage in political debate—if at all? What strategies do scholars have for managing and balancing their work as professionals and their interests in current events and political issues? Read more.

The event takes place in the Dye House. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities

Willamette Heritage Center




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