2021 – 2022: Turning Points in History
The Turning Points in History series offered discussions about contemporary global crises and moments of transition in historical perspective to deepen public understanding of the world around us.
2020 – 2021: Decolonizing History
Decolonization may be familiar to some as a description of twentieth-century political movements that sought to overthrow European empires. But in recent years the word has come to acquire broader meanings in social and cultural debates, addressing concerns across society where the legacies of colonialism may still reside. It’s with that definition in mind that the Lepage Center presented a series of events examining what it might mean to “decolonize” the practice of history itself.
2019 – 2020: Revisionist History
"Revisionist History" can be a controversial term, and sometimes carries negative connotations. The goal in this series was to show how revision is critical to all historical scholarship, and how new events and new sources continually challenge us to re-think what we know about the past.
2018 – 2019: Histories of Democracy
Are we facing a crisis of democracy? By digging into the diverse histories of democracy, in the United States and around the world, the Lepage Center offers a chance to explore the promises and shortcomings of democracy.
2017 – 2018: Fake News and Fake History; Endless War
Changes in politics, education, media, technology, and notions of trust and authority all play a role in "fake news." Examining the historical changes over time can reveal better ways of understanding our current moment and devising solutions. The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest held a roundtable discussion on “fake news” and “fake history” during its first-ever event in fall 2017. In spring 2018, the Center hosted a discussion on "Endless War."
The Lepage Center records most of their events, making them accessible to the wider community. You can watch these recorded events on YouTube.