Monday, January 10, 2011

Free History Forum Talks in January/February - mark your calendars!

Please join us for two free History Forum talks during the upoming weeks. They both promise to be interesting discussions of rather unusual topics.
We will meet in the U H Manoa History Department Library at Sakamaki Hall A201.

"The Admiral's Folly: How the IRA Beat the Royal Navy"--12 noon on Jan 20

Dr. Tom Mahon will tell the wonderful tall tale of how a small group of IRA men kidnapped a British ship full of arms -- right smack in full view of the Admiral! This occurred in 1922 near Cork, and the story includes humor, boats, trucks at night, and, surprise, surprise, no gunfire!

Tom will talk at 12 noon on Thursday, January 20th, and will provide illustrations to make this colorful topic even more colorful.

"The Zions of Africa: Non-Trinitarian Christianities of Modern Africa"

Prof. Joel E. Tishken, Washington State University History Department, wrestles with the controversial topic of how African and European Christianities are and are not connected. His talk considers not only the nature of Christianity, but also the ways by which non-Africans interpret Christianity as practiced by Africans.

Joel will talk at 12 noon on Thursday, February 10th, and will also provide illustrations as he addresses a topic of interest to African, European and World Historians, as well as scholars and students of Religion.

For further information please contact the History department.

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