Why History Matters: Historians in Unexpected Places
Date / Time:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park
Beyond contributing to educational institutions, historians have a role to play in national parks, the entertainment industry, military policy, and many other aspects of contemporary society. Offering a wide-ranging look at history in the public realm, panelists include Eric John Abrahamson, President of Vantage Point Historical Services, Mellissa Betts, Vice President of Genealogica and producer of Who Do You Think You Are?, Lt. Col. Mike Richardson of the Naval Postgraduate School, and Ann Huston, Chief of Cultural Resources, Channel Islands National Park. Introductory remarks by James Grossman, Executive Director of American Historical Association David N. Myers, Chair of UCLA History Department. Moderated by Stephen Aron, Professor of History, UCLA, and the Autry Institute’s Chair of Western History, this discussion is part of the UCLA History Department’s Why History Matters series.
THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY:
John and LaRee Caughey Foundation
Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
Top left: Eric John Abrahamson, President of Vantage Point Historical Services
Top right: Lt. Col. Mike Richardson, of the Naval Postgraduate School
Bottom left: Mellissa Betts, Vice President of Genealogica and producer of Who Do You Think You Are?