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The Ever-Changing Past Why History Changes with James M. Banner, Jr.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:30 PM
Does history change? How do we interpret the past, or even the present? Why does history matter?
James Banner, an experienced, multi-faceted historian, will discuss what historians do, why they do it, and how those efforts impact both individuals and nations. At a time when we as individuals and a country are revisiting issues from both the near and distant past, understanding the history of history and the impact of personal perspectives and experiences can help provide context for both the present and the future.
An independent historian, cofounder of the National History Center, and a visiting scholar in the history department of George Washington University, James M. Banner, Jr. has written about becoming and being an historian, as well as presidential misconduct and revisionist history. He is currently developing a play, ”Good and Faithful Servants," adapted from the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson.