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Focus on History Lecture Series 2011
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Focus on History Lecture Series
 
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2011 Focus on History – Lecture Series


Focus on History
is an annual lecture series presented by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.  The purpose of the program is to provide Museum members and the general public with opportunities to meet and learn from a wide range of scholars and authors exploring topics of American and world history.

This program series is made possible through the support of the

 
Allison and Howard Lutnick Theater
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2011 Focus on History – Lecture Series Share
Date Time Lecture Location
February 10
7-8pm Selling America
Dr. Terry Hamblin will examine the United States’ use of radio propaganda in Western Europe during the Cold War. The program will demonstrate how the United States sought to “sell America”, combat Communism, and project its ideals and policies to foreign audiences. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.
Lutnick Theater
March 3
7-8pm From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Happy Homemaker: Women on Screen During and After World War II.
Robert Edelman, Film Historian at University of Albany, will explore the pre-war to post- war transition of American women as seen in popular film. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.
Lutnick Theater
March 19
1-5pm Celebrating 100 Years of Naval Aviation
This event will include a number of historical presentations, which will explore different aspects of United States naval aviation in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of naval flight (1911-2011). Following the lectures will be a broader panel discussion. This program is offered in collaboration with the New York Military Affairs Symposium.

This event is free to Museum Members, New York Military Affairs Symposium Members, or is free with Museum admission.
Great Hall
April 8
7-8pm Seven Women Who Helped Change the Course of the Civil War
Historian Kay Larson examines seven notable women, each of whom played a critical role during this pivotal period of national conflict.  This program is offered in collaboration with the New York Military Affairs Symposium.
Lutnick Theater
May 12
7-8pm Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies Over Korea
Author David Sears is a historian and a former U.S. Navy officer with extensive sea duty aboard a destroyer. He is the author of three previous books, including At War with the Wind, which addresses the Japanese tactic of the Kamikaze attack, and The Last Epic Naval Battle on the Battle of Leyte Gulf. This program is offered in collaboration with the New York Military Affairs Symposium.
Lutnick Theater
May 20
7-8pm Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany
Dr. Richard Lucas will explore the infamous career and life of Mildred Gillars, the American born radio performer known to American forces in Europe during WW II as Axis Sally. This program is offered in collaboration with the New York Military Affairs Symposium.
Lutnick Theater
June 17
7-8pm Researching World War II Iconic Photography Online
Jason McDonald is the producer, author and webmaster for The World War II Multimedia Database, an online resource used by millions of students and researchers. Join Mr. McDonald as he delves into researching military history using today’s technology. His lecture will explore resources for conducting military research online, introduce the tools available at the National Archives, and relate stories about the men and women in famous world War II photos. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Lutnick Theater
June 24
7-8pm The Marianas Turkey Shoot
Author David Sears (see May 12) will speak on the Battle of the Philippine Sea, the largest aircraft carrier battle in history. This WWII battle is explored in his recently published book, Pacific Air. This program is offered in collaboration with the New York Military Affairs Symposium.
Lutnick Theater
For inquiries or questions on any of these lecture series please contact: 646.381.5243