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History and Modern Conscience with Priya Satia

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The Department of History is proud to present the Annual Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture.

“History and Modern Conscience: Evidence from the British Empire”
Priya Satia, author and professor of history, Stanford University

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
3:30–5:00 p.m. PDT
live via Zoom

This event is free and open to all. Consponsored by Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies.

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About the Speaker

Priya Satia is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History and Professor of History at Stanford University. She is the award-winning author of Time’s Monster: How History Makes History (Belknap Press/Penguin Allen Lane, 2020). Professor Satia specializes in modern British and British empire history, especially in the Middle East and South Asia.

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Pierson Lecture Tradition

The Annual Pierson Lecture is a Department of History tradition that spans back to 1993, when it was founded to honor Stan and Joan Pierson. The Piersons were both exemplary citizens of the community, dedicated to history and education as proven by their distinguished records of intellectual accomplishment and community involvement. This lecture series brings distinguished scholars to the University of Oregon, so that they may share their work in alignment with the Piersons’ interests in cultural, intellectual, and political life.

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