History Distinguished Speaker Series: Felipe Fernández-Armesto "Clio&Culture

April 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium (ART 132)

History Distinguished Speaker Series
"Clio and Culture: How to Narrate the Whole of History"
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

“The past is a mess. Providence, progress, dialectic, teleology, determinism of various kinds – every attempt to fit it into a simple story has failed. Efforts seem doomed to escape from the constraints of the historian´s own time and circumstances into an objective perspective, or to climb to the cosmic crow´s nest and see our past in a single glance. The lecturer proposes a new approach – comparing humans with other cultural organisms – and argues that the result is a distinctive and surprisingly concise yet comprehensive narrative.”

Felipe Fernández-Armesto is an award-winning historian and author of bestselling books, including "1492"; "Ideas that Changed the World"; and "The Americas." He is a regular BBC guest presenter and screenwriter, contributor to Tony award-winning BBC series "Armada"; and writer for CNN-BBC joint production "Millennium: A Thousand Years of History."

Our warm thanks to the anonymous donor whose generosity makes the History Distinguished Speaker Series possible.

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Department of History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 956-8486, history@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/history

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