Democracy and Truth in Crisis
January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, UPenn
Sophia Rosenfeld, author of Democracy and Truth: A Short History (Penn Press, 2019) will explore why truth seems to be under siege in so much of the world today, how we got to this point, and what we might be able to do about it.
Prior to coming to Penn, Sophia Rosenfeld was professor of history at the University of Virginia and Yale University. She currently serves as Vice President (for research) for the American Historical Association, and co-editor of the journal, Modern Intellectual History. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships including those from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. In addition to Democracy and Truth, she is the author of Common Sense: A Political History (Harvard, 2011), and A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth Century France (Stanford, 2001), as well as numerous scholarly articles.