Tonight: Historian Suzanne Marchand to speak on “History and Empathy”

Filed under Academic, Events on March 26, 2012.

Tonight, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Smathers 1A, Suzanne Marchand (LSU) will give a public lecture about the forgotten Orientalist Georg Ebers. Ebers was a 19th-century Egyptologist who also wrote novels about ancient Egyptians and the first Baedeker travel guide for Egypt.

Prof. Marchand will argue that casting ourselves back into the past–through reading history or archaeology–gives us the opportunity to experience and learn empathy, something the world badly needs at present. Followed by a Q&A.

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