June 11, 2022 - 3:00pm PDT
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

At a moment when democracy is under assault in the U.S. and abroad, and when grassroots activism is rapidly and radically altering the terms of political debate, U.S. political history has been thriving, both inside the academy and in the wider world of activism, journalism, and politics. This conference aims to bring together cutting-edge scholarship with new forms of public engagement to use historical research and thinking to understand and address twenty-first century political challenges. This event will bring political historians into conversation with one another and the broader public and grapple with the idea of what it means to study American political history. 

EFF Investigative Researcher Beryl Lipton will be part of a panel on "Doing Recent History," during which she will discuss the use of the Freedom of Information Act in historical and journalistic research.