Wednesday, May 20, 2015
On May 20, the history department hosted the inaugural EPIC World Events Forum, an informal setting where graduate students and professors discuss current events and place them in their historical context. The topic for today’s forum was the recent article in the London Review of Books by Seymour Hersh about the Osama bin Laden raid. The conversation centered on process of constructing narratives and the tools that historians use to evaluate an essay’s veracity. The forum will meet again in the fall semester.
The forum already has a social media presence, and issued the following tweet: "Today’s EPIC Forum Question: Is Seymour Hersh’s piece about OBL more than 50% reliable? Forum Vote: 5-2, no.”