Event Lectures and Symposia Why It's Hard to Know Things, Lately. And How COVID-19 Will Go Down in History

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, May 21, 2020

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

  • This event will be livestreamed on Facebook External and YouTube External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

Part of National Book Festival

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Bestselling historian and Harvard professor Jill Lepore discusses how the current pandemic, its effects and our reaction to them say something very real about America in this moment and in the historical record that will emerge from it. Interview by John Haskell, director of the John M. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Photo: #3 Subway, Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn on March 17, 2020 by Camilo José Vergara, from the Vergara Photograph Collection.