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 VOL. 23, NO. 19APRIL 3, 1998 

University Lecture

Alan Brinkley Will Discuss How 20th Century Was Imagined, Lived

Apr. 13, Low Rotunda

Alan Brinkley. Record Photo by Joe Pineiro.

History professor Alan Brinkley will discuss “Imagining the Twentieth Century: Perspectives from Two Fins de Siecles” for the second and last University Lecture of the academic year on Mon., Apr. 13, at 8:00 P.M. in Low Rotunda.

  The lecture is free and open to the public.

  Brinkley will examine some of the ways Americans at the end of the nineteenth century imagined what the twentieth century would be like. He will also assess, from the perspective of 1998, how successfully they foresaw the contours of the era that is now coming to an end.

  Brinkley, who was recently named Allan Nevins Professor of History, has been a professor at Columbia since 1991.

  Currently working on a biography of Henry R. Luce, founder and publisher of Time magazine, Brinkley has written, among others: Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 American Book Award; The Unfinished Nation: a Concise History of the American People; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War, and Liberalism and Its Discontents.

  Brinkley received his B.A. from Princeton and M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and taught at M.I.T., Harvard and CUNY before joining Columbia. Next year he will be Harmsworth Professor of History at Oxford, as a visiting scholar.