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History Disrupted: How Social Medial and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past

330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715
  • Presented By: Friends of UW-Madison Libraries
  • Dates: March 28, 2023
  • Location: Discovery Building
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Best selling author and public historian Jason Steinhauer talks about how the Internet has changed the past. Social media, Wikipedia, mobile networks, and the viral and visual nature of the Web have inundated the public sphere with historical information and misinformation, changing what we know about our history and History as a discipline. How do questions of history intersect with today’s most pressing debates about technology; the role of the media; journalism; tribalism; education; identity politics; the future of government, civilization, and the planet? As we collectively grapple with the effects of technology and its capacity to destabilize our societies, scholars, educators and the general public should be aware of how the Web and social media shape what we know about ourselves – and crucially, about our past.
4:30 – 5:30 P.M. Presentation
5:30 – 6:30 P.M. Reception and Book Signing
Books available for purchase during the event provided by Mystery To Me.

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