Television crews have been rolling onto campus the last couple of weeks, but they’re not chasing the latest celebrity sighting. Instead they have set their sights on capturing some of the best history lectures in America, and the award-winning faculty members of the UW Department of History are up to the challenge.
American History TV (AHTV) is a service which broadcasts on CSPAN-3 every weekend. Among its many televised offerings are pre-recorded university lectures from some of the nation’s leading historians. Professor Emeritus Quintard Taylor was chosen for this honor in 2012. This year he is joined by department members Margaret O’Mara and William Rorabaugh. Rorabaugh’s lecture, “Counterculture: Beats and Beatniks” was recorded on February 9, and O’Mara’s “1968: The Fracturing of America” on February 15.