Most discourse on Islam today revolves around politics, but Omid Safi is trying to bring love back into the conversation….
In his book The Story of Chautauqua, Jesse Hurlbut wrote, “The notable event in the Assembly of 1905 was the…
JOSHUA BOUCHER | Staff Photographer David Von Drehle, editor-at-large for Time magazine, delivers the first morning lecture of the season…
Ori Soltes identified three problems in faith traditions that can make religion either a positive or negative force in the world — the first being that “it is, by definition, a construct that addresses a reality other than our own.”
In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, playwright and producer Meredith Bean McMath opted to commemorate the milestone with an opera based on the life on one of its characters: Oliver Willcox Norton.
At 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy, Jonathan Zimmerman will raise the fundamental issue of teacher speech rights in the classroom while giving the fifth lecture in the Chautauqua Women’s Club’s Contemporary Issues Forum series.
The number of regular religious adherents has increased in America since colonial times, in contrast to a steady decrease in Great Britain and the rest of Europe. With that growing number of churchgoers came a decline in colonial churches after the American Revolution — a change John Wigger said set the stage for our present religious culture.
On one of sculptor Brenda Garand’s many trips to the province of Quebec, she spent time in Tadoussac, where a merchant and French navy captain acquired a fur trade monopoly. Oral history and the legend of a place interest Garand; she said most of her ideas for her sculptures come from a psychological sense of history and a physical sense of place.
History and memory have perhaps never been more at odds than over the Civil War. At least, that’s the way Joan Waugh, history professor at University of California, Los Angeles, sees it.
“1863 in History and Memory” was the title of Waugh’s lecture, the last one in the series of the Week Four theme, “America, 1863.” Through her lecture, Waugh sought to explain how memory traditions shape modern interpretations of history.
The BBC, National Geographic, standardized tests, Ken Burns and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” don’t appear to have much in common. But their common thread is that they’ve all characterized the Battle of Gettysburg as the turning point in the American Civil War. And, according to historian Gary Gallagher, they’re all wrong.
Gallagher, a professor of American history at the University of Virginia, presented Wednesday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater on how human memories of events and the actual events are often conflicting, which may result in painting a picture of historical events that is not completely accurate.