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Lecture: Robert Townsend

portrait of a man
Park Hall, 265

“The State of the Humanities, Circa 2022,” Robert Townsend, director for humanities, arts, and culture, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to the his tenure at the AAAS, Rober Townsend spent 24 years at the American Historical Association, in positions ranging from editorial assistant to deputy director. He is the author of History’s Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940 (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and author or co-author of over 200 articles on various aspects of history, higher education, and public humanities. He received his Ph.D. in history from George Mason University.

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