"History, Disrupted" goes international
Events in Belgium and Luxembourg bring the "History, Disrupted" book tour to Europe
“History, Disrupted” in Europe
This week, I’m thrilled to share the news that I am traveling to Europe for presentations and conversations around my book, "History, Disrupted":
May 10 - I'll be delivering a keynote lecture in Belgium at KU Leuven
May 11 - I'll be participating in a day-long seminar on applied history bringing together practitioners from across Europe
May 16 - I'll be delivering a lecture at the University of Luxembourg
May 17 - I'll be participating in additional meetings around misinformation, disinformation, tech, social media and history.
Videos and updates will be posted throughout the trip across my social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn), so please follow along. I’m eager to learn from our European friends and colleagues about the mutual challenges we face, and how we can solve them together.
A relevant Twitter thread
Shout-out to friend, subscriber and editor-in-chief of Unfinished Media Damon Beres for calling my attention to this quote-tweet from an L.A. Times article on the use of TikTok in the upcoming Philippine elections:
Taylor Lorenz @TaylorLorenzTikTok could tip the balance in the upcoming Philippine election https://t.co/pmG1bdiJk5
I wrote about the role of Facebook in past Philippine elections in chapter four of my book, and, as I wrote in the book, now those dynamics are migrating to new platforms. It continues to be eerie how, week-after-week, different sections of my book play out in real life:
Damon Beres 🦇 @dlberes“TikTok remembers the good times,” said Almarez, 25, who sells home appliances at a mall here in the capital. “We don’t believe the history books anymore. We have social media now.” https://t.co/3Vd45Zr4Y5
This is why I wrote the book, have this newsletter, am doing these speaking engagements:
The questions and issues in this book have real-world concerns with consequences for all of our lives. The first step has been to raise them to the people’s attentions and rally stakeholders from across multiple disciplines. The next step is to build a new organization and space to chart a different future. More on that in the months ahead…
New Books Network podcast
I was interviewed recently about "History, Disrupted" on the New Books Network podcast. NBN is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media. They cover 100+ subjects and reach about a million people every month. Listen to it here »
Update on live “History Club” shows
History Club shows on Clubhouse will be on a brief pause while I’m in Europe. But be on the lookout for new pre-recorded podcasts posted to this Substack newsletter. And live shows will resume once I return to the U.S.A. Suggest a topic here »
Happy Mothers’ Day, and a good week to all.
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