Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

History, Politics, and Public Life: A Conversation with William Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus

June 2, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the CPH conversation as we celebrate Professor Leuchtenburg’s honorary degree and discuss his perspectives on his many decades of historical scholarship and public engagement.

The distinguished historian William Leuchtenburg received an honorary degree of Humane Letters at this spring’s commencement at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Carolina Public Humanities is pleased to celebrate this much-deserved honor with a wide-ranging conversation in which CPH Director Lloyd Kramer will talk with Professor Leuchtenburg about his evolving work as a historian, his views on the changes in American political culture since the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, and his reflections on why historians should be engaged with public life. The discussion will conclude with questions from the audience—and with appreciation for Professor Leuchtenburg’s participation in numerous CPH public events since he arrived at UNC in 1982.

This CPH special event will be held online as a Zoom webinar. The Zoom link will be sent to you by noon on the day of the event.

Tuition: The cost for this program is $15. With your registration fee, you can attend the webinar in real time or you can watch the recording at your leisure for up to 2 weeks after posting – or both!

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!


Professor Leuchtenburg’s Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 (1963) remains a foundational book in the study of modern American history, but his later publications have constantly enhanced his historical influence and stature. These works include In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan (updated and subtitled From Harry Truman to Barack Obama, 2009); The Supreme Court Reborn: The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt (1996); The FDR Years: On Roosevelt and His Legacy (1997); The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson (2005); and The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton (2015).


June 2, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category: