Over at the blog of the Historical Society, Randall Stephens reports on an upcoming conference at Harvard on the place of public intellectuals in American society. If you are a scholar who often thinks about how to reach a wider audience with your work, you may want to consider attending.
Here are some of the talks that might be of interest to the readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home.
James Kloppenberg on his book Reading Obama.
Bertram Wyatt-Brown on C. Vann Woodward and W.J. Cash as public intellectuals.
David D. Hall on Perry Miller as a public intellectual
Gilda Lerner on her life as a scholar and public intellectual
Maura Jane Farrelly on Catholic clerics and the “perils of public intellectualism.”
Randall Stephens on the public intellectual and the “public anti-intellectual” among conservative evangelicals.
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