Andy Horowitz: Pizza & Freedom: Why CT History Matters 1st Home-Town Lecture as State Historian at New Haven Museum

  • December 5, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • New Haven Museum

    114 Whitney Avenue
    New Haven, Connecticut 06510
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Native New Havener Andy Horowitz will present “Pizza & Freedom: Why CT History Matters,” his first hometown lecture as the newly appointed Connecticut State Historian, at the New Haven Museum on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 6 p.m., immediately following the Annual Meeting of the New Haven Museum Board of Directors at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture. The event is FREE and in person and will also stream on FB Live.

During his presentation, Horowitz will present his vision as state historian, discuss what Connecticut history is, and reflect on why Connecticut history matters. The talk will be informed by his work as the founding director of the New Haven Oral History Project at Yale University, including an exhibit he produced in 2004 at the New Haven Museum called “Life in the Model City: Stories of Urban Renewal in New Haven.” 

Horowitz’s teaching has covered five centuries of American history: north, south, east, and west, from city to wilderness. He is an associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut. As a scholar of the modern United States, his research focuses on disasters and the questions they give rise to about race, class, community, trauma, inequality, the welfare state, extractive industry, metropolitan development, and environmental change. More broadly, he is concerned with creating a usable past for the climate crisis: he writes histories designed to help readers think through problems that are often imagined to be without precedent. As a public historian, he works to support communities as they engage in acts of collective autobiography. He was born and raised in New Haven and received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2014.

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Tue, Dec 5, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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New Haven, Connecticut 06510 New Haven Museum
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