Author Marcus Rediker Visits Denison
Date of Event: October 1, 2009
Posted: September 18, 2009
Denison University welcomes scholar Marcus Rediker to talk about his book “The Slave Ship: A Human History” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public.
Marcus Rediker is professor and chair in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Andrew P. Mellon Foundation. He also has written or co-written five books, which have been translated into nine languages, and he’s lectured in cities around the world. Rediker has been active in a variety of social justice and peace movements, most recently in the worldwide campaign to abolish the death penalty.
In “The Slave Ship,” Rediker reconstructs the lives, deaths and terrors of captains, sailors and the enslaved aboard a “floating dungeon” trailed by sharks. He illuminates the lives of people who were thought to have left no trace. This event is sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, contact 704-587-6244 or visit www.denison.edu.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Scholar Marcus Rediker will discuss his book “The Slave Ship: A Human History” at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 1 in the Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6244 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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