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Crawford Young Gives Free Lecture on the African Colonial State

Tomorrow, July 25th, University of Wisconsin professor emeritus Crawford Young will give a free public lecture at the Library of Congress on "The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization." The lecture is sponsored by the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center and the National History Center, and is part of the Center’s Second International Research Seminar on Decolonization (held from July 9-August 4).

Where Do We Go from Here? Reinvigorating Historical Education

Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein presented opening remarks at yesterday’s National History Center conference “Reforming History Education: New Research on Teaching and Learning.” Weinstein spoke on the necessity of effective historical education, purporting it as a means for “higher advocacy of coherent citizenship.” Weinstein emphasized the link between history education and the vitality of society—a link that experts echoed throughout the day as they debated the problems with history education policy and the future of the field.