Jill Lepore: A History of Secrecy, Part Two - Privacy

Tuesday 26 March, 2013
7 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp

New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42 Street, South Court Auditorium

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The second of two lectures by the Harvard history professor, author, and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore.

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, where she chairs the department of History and Literature Program. She is the author of several books, including The Name of War, which won the Bancroft Prize, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Society Award; New York Burning, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for best non-fiction book on race and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Whites of Their Eyes, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death; and The Story of America: Essays on Origins.

With Jane Kamensky, she founded the magazine Common-place, a publication that explores and exchanges idea about early American history and culture. Lepore’s essays and reviews appear frequently in The New York Times¸ The Times Literary Supplement, The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Journal of American History, American Scholar, and American Quarterly. Lepore is a staff writer for The New Yorker where she regularly publishes essays on a wide range of topics, including history, politics, social issues, women’s rights, education, and literature.

She has served as a consultant for the National Parks Service and is currently on the boards of the National Portrait Gallery and the Society of American Historians.

She is currently a visiting scholar of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

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