2020 Brendan Gill Lecture featuring Jill Lepore (E Pluribus Unum Event Series)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday


E Pluribus UnumSarah Lawrence College welcomes Jill Lepore, staff writer for The New Yorker, Harvard University professor, and author of the bestselling book These Truths: A History of the United States, to campus for the latest event in our E Pluribus Unum series.

Have new methods of assessing data and knowledge in contemporary society had consequences for how we shape—or dismantle—our national identity? Jill Lepore will discuss this and more in this engaging event.

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper Professor of American History at Harvard University. She teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, humanistic inquiry, and American political history. Much of her scholarship explores absences and asymmetries in the historical record, with a particular emphasis on the history and technology of evidence. A staff writer for The New Yorker, Lepore writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. She has published a dozen books, including These Truths: A History of the United States; This America: The Case for the Nation; The Name of War (Winner of the Bancroft Prize); New York Burning (Pulitzer Prize Finalist in history); The Story of America (short-listed for the Pen Literary Award for the Art of the Essay); Book of Ages (National Book Award Finalist); The Secret History of Wonder Woman; and IF THEN: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future (forthcoming 2020).

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to the Office of College Events at collegeevents@sarahlawrence.edu or 914.395.2412.

Sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College and the Bronxville Historical Conservancy.

The Brendan Gill Lecture, an annual public event presented at no charge to the larger Bronxville community, is one of many programs the Bronxville Historical Conservancy offers to increase the awareness of the village’s history and appreciation of its culture. The event honors former Bronxville resident, Brendan Gill, who has been called "the greatest public citizen of our time in the realm of architecture, planning, and historic preservation."