Historical Horizons Lecture #3 at GCC

“The Philosophy of History: What does it Matter?”

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7 p.m. 

Where: Genesee Community College
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020
T102 Conable Technology Building

Genesee Community College invites the public to the third of four scheduled presentations in the new Historical HorizonLecture Series. The lecture occurs Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7 p.m. and is presented by Jim Simon, associate dean of Orleans County Campus Centers for GCC. His presentation entitled, “The Philosophy of History: What does it Matter,” will detail how history informs students, teachers, citizens and policy makers in the 21st century. From legalizing gay marriage to the removal of the confederate flag, history impacts current law, politics and culture. Is history linear or circular, progressive or regressive, utilitarian or deontological, none or all of the above? Join Simon as he discusses the importance of history on our society and daily lives. 

Historical Horizons is sponsored by GCC’s new History Club and was developed from the success of the Civil War Initiative which featured dozens of events throughout the past three years commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This fall, a different historical lecture has been scheduled on the first Wednesday of the month. All events are FREE and open to the public and located in the Conable Technology Building on GCC’s Batavia Campus in room T102. The final lecture in this series will be “Recalling Reconstruction: The Ugly Story of a Splendid Failure,” presented by Derek Maxfield, GCC’s associate professor of history and also coordinator of the lecture series.

For more information go to Maxfield’s blog at https://gcchistoricalhorizons.wordpress.com/ or call (585) 343-0055 ext. 6288 or email him at ddmaxfield@genesee.edu.