About the Event
In this presentation, Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia, will discuss the politics in the United States (within and beyond the academy) around interpreting the American Revolution, with a special focus on the controversial impact of the 1619 Project in bringing slavery to the forefront. The controversy revives some deeper historiographical issues around the nature of progressive and consensus interpretation of the revolution as foundational for pervasive divisions within the United States.
Introduction and Moderation: Heike Paul
This is the first keynote speech of the Bavarian American Academy Conference 2022 with the topic "Representations and Uses of the American Revolution in Past and Present".
On Friday, July 8, 2022, 4:30 p.m. Sarah Pearsall will hold the second keynote speech on "Representing Revolution".
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This event will take place in a hybrid format.
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About Alan Taylor
A graduate of Colby College (1977), Alan Taylor received his Ph.D in American History from Brandeis University in 1986. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Virginia), he taught at Boston University, the University of California at Davis, and the University of Virginia, where he holds the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair. In 2016-2017 he served as the Harmsworth Professor at Queens College, Oxford University.
Taylor has published ten acclaimed books, winning countless prizes such as the Pulitzer Prize, the Merle Curti Prize for Social History (OAH), and the Empire History Prize.
For a dozen years, Taylor served as the faculty advisor for the California State Social Science and History Project, which provides curriculum support and professional development for K-12 teachers in history and social studies. In 2002 he won the University of California at Davis Award for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement and the Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California Association, Teaching Excellence Award.
In 2016 he won membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2020 received membership in the American Philosophical Society.
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