Upcoming Talks on History in the Twin Cities

If you’re looking to attend a talk on a fascinating historical topic, the Twin Cities is a good place to be in February 2015. Coming up:

Daniel Siedell, The 2015 Reformation Heritage Lecture

Thursday, February 5, 7pm (free)

Buenger Education Center, Concordia University-St. Paul

Dr. Daniel Siedell (The King’s College) “will revisit the relationship between word and image through an historical survey of the visual arts since the Reformation, suggesting that Luther’s thought offers a helpful way to understand artistic practice of the last two hundred years, both inside and outside the church.”

Brady, A Death in San PietroTim Brady, “Italian Struggle — Not the Soft Underbelly”

Thursday, February 12, 7pm ($5; free for students)

Historic Fort Snelling

The Harold Deutsch World War II History Round Table presents the author of A Death in San Pietro, as he and veterans of the campaign “discuss the brutal fighting of the U.S. Operations moving from Salerno towards Rome.”

Ernest Freeberg, “The Age of Edison”

Saturday, February 14, 10am and 2pm ($15; $11 for Minnesota Historical Society members — reserve your place online)

Minnesota History Center

Author of a book by the same title, Freeberg (Univ. of Tennessee) “shows how the humble light bulb signaled the emergence of the United States as ‘a nation of inventors’ and a global force for change.” (This talk is part of the MHS’ History Forum, which continues next month with a talk on the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890.)

Morrison (with Galt), Turning the Feather AroundMargot Galt, “George Morrison, A Life in Art”

Tuesday, February 17, 7pm (free)

Minnesota History Center

Galt (Hamline University) “relates stories of her collaboration with Morrison and what it revealed about one of Minnesota’s most important and beloved artists.”

Bartholomew Voorsanger, “War Stories

Thursday, February 26, 6pm (free)

Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas

St. Thomas’ series on War/Art/Peace continues as one of the country’s leading architects considers “the process of designing for war.  How do we design for people who are at war with themselves? Or for a society at war? How does an architect tell the story of war or conflict in their buildings without celebrating the inherent violence encountered?”

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