The Beehive: the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Spring Events at AAS

While our own events calendar remains jam-packed (and we hope you'll visit often), our friends at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester have some really stellar public programs coming up too, so please check out their calendar and take advantage of these offerings. Some of the upcoming events include:

- A conversation between National Endowment for the Humanities chair Jim Leach and historian Jill Lepore, "Uncivil Discourse", "a public discussion on the state of political discourse in America, past and present. This program is part of a fifty-state American Civility Tour that Leach is conducting to raise awareness of how divisive and potentially dangerous harsh and hateful language can be. Leach believes that the exchange of ideas and the consideration of other viewpoints are central to the humanities and that we need to bring this spirit of reason back into politics." Wednesday, 14 April at 7:30 p.m.

- Author talks by Gordon S. Wood, Ezra Greenspan, Walter W. Woodward, and Lori Ginzburg, among others.

Full calendar here.

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