CARLO GINZBURG delivers the 2016 Lunn Memorial Lecture, April 18, 4:10 p.m.


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Dear UCD Community Member,

The History Department cordially invites you to 2016 Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture, which is free and open to the public. It will be delivered by Professor Carlo Ginzburg on Monday, April 18, at 4:10 p.m. in the Buehler Alumni Center (Alpha Gamma Rho Hall; reception to follow.) The lecture, "Unintentional Revelations: Reading History Against the Grain,” will clarify the relationship between fictional and non-fictional evidence, as well as between fictional and historical narratives: an issue that has been in the last decades at the very center of the debates for, and against, post-modernism.

Carlo Ginzburg is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. A noted intellectual and cultural historian, he was instrumental in establishing the field of Microhistory, and his elegantly-written books and essays continue to inspire interdisciplinary scholars worldwide. Among his many books are The Cheese and the Worms (1976); Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath (1989); Clues, Myths and the Historical Method (1989); Threads and Traces: True, False, Fictive (2012).

The lecture, thanks to the generosity of many people, has become an important annual event at Davis. We particularly want to thank Michael Tennefoss, a UCD alumnus who has made possible four years of the Lunn Lectures. This year’s lecture is also co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Science and Innovation Studies and the Institute for the Social Sciences.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the History Department, I hope to see you on April 18th.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Saler

Professor, Department of History

Lunn 2016 Poster.pdf