Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces “Doubting Democracy?”, a live show of its award-winning radio program BackStory with the American History Guys on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30 PM at the University of Virginia’s Newcomb Hall Theater in Charlottesville, VA. The program is one of the kick-off events of Human/Ties, a four-day, star-studded celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) taking place from September 14 – 17 in Charlottesville.
“Doubting Democracy?” will feature BackStory’s historian-hosts Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh and Peter S. Onuf in discussion with special guests and a live audience to explore U.S. elections through the lens of civic engagement, voter apathy, and disillusionment over establishment politics. Featured guests include University of Richmond historian Julian Hayter and senior editor at Slate magazine Dahlia Lithwick. The program will offer critical historical context to the issues voters face in the 2016 election.
Like all programs during Human/Ties, the live BackStory event is free and open to the public. Newcomb Hall Theater is located on the lower level of Newcomb Hall at 149 Newcomb Road North Charlottesville, VA 22902.
For more information and speaker bios, visit http://humanties2016.com/event/live-backstory-broadcast-humanities-america/.