Humanities Institute Hosts Author and Harvard Historian Jill Lepore
The Humanities Institute's Public Humanities Lecture Series features Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard College and chair of Harvard's History and Literature Program, and staff writer atThe New Yorker. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
Lepore's books include The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death (Knopf, 2012); The Story of America: Essays on Origins (Princeton, 2012); The Whites of Their Eyes (Princeton, 2010), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; and New York Burning (Knopf, 2005), winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award for the best non-fiction book on race, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, among others.
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, Lepore's biography of Ben Franklin's sister, will be published by Knopf in 2013.
A co-founder of the magazine Common-place, Lepore’s essays and reviews have also appeared in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, American Scholar, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, the Journal of American History and American Quarterly.
Ms. Lepore is a gifted historian. Her voice is always fresh, her prose engaging and her insights original.
Fergus M. Bordewich
Wall Street Journal
Co-sponsored by Ohio State's Department of History and the Wexner Center for the Arts.