Event: Writing History with Edward Ball, Feb 22 at Yale

The Writing History Colloquium invites you to a discussion with
Edward Ball on Eadweard Muybridge
Monday 22 February 2010
noon, William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), room 211
100 Wall Street, New Haven CT
brown-bag lunch; we’ll bring dessert
all are welcome
Edward Ball is writing a biography of the photographer and “inventor of the movies” Eadweard Muybridge, to be published by Random House. He will talk about this work in progress and about the creation of characters in the writing of history.
Ball is the author of four books of nonfiction, including Slaves in the Family, about his family’s 200-year history as slave-owners in South Carolina, which won the National Book Award in 1998. His most recent book, The Genetic Strand (2005) is about the use of DNA in family history.  Ball’s “willingness to challenge the generations of silence in his white family” in Slaves in the Family, and to connect the American past with its enduring legacies into the present, earned critical praise.  See this review by historian Drew Gilpin Faust.
Hope you’ll join us,
Christine DeLucia & Paul Shin
Writing History coordinators
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