Keynote lecture and film screening with Matthew Frye Jacobson

This event is part of the Co-Sponsorships Program: Migration/Politics/Sport: Mid-America American Studies Association Conference.
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join us for these public events at the biennial conference for the Mid-America American Studies Association, "Migration/Politics/Sport." The keynote speaker is Matthew Frye Jacobson, Coe Professor of American Studies, History, and African-American Studies at Yale University; he will both deliver an address about his current work and hold a screening and discussion of his recent documentary film.

Keynote address: 
"The Historian's Eye: Mediation on Photography, History, and the American Present"
Friday, April 6, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
101 BCSB

Screening and discussion of A Long Way From Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation:
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
FilmScene

Free and open to all of UI campus

Hosted by the Department of American Studies, with support from the Obermann Center