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Historically Speaking

The newly formed Historically Speaking Interest Group discusses recently published historical works, such as Pulitzer Prize winner John Gaddis’ new book On Grand Strategy (2018). In addition, we evaluate controversial classics such as The Origins of The Second World War (1961) by A.J.P. Taylor, and The End of History and the Last Man (1991) by Francis Fukuyama.

We are planning a forum in the Spring of 2019 on “Hitler, Stalin and Churchill.” We also hope to improve coordination among our Osher history instructors to avoid duplication and enhance continuity.

Finally we are a space for those who love history and enjoy the fellowship of others who feel the same way. If you have questions, need more information, or would like to join our group, contact Lou Cei at Please join us!

2019 Reading & Activity Schedule

Date Title/Activity Author
March These Truths: A History of the United States Jill LePorte
April “Hitler, Churchill & Stalin“ Panel Discussion
June No Property in Man Sean Willentz
August Trip to Virginia Museum of History & Culture
October 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Yuval Hariri
December The End of History and the Last Man Francis Fukuyama

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Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays