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‘Lincoln’ discussion will evaluate film’s historical, political, cultural aspects

A public conversation about Lincoln, the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film, will be held March 1 at 4 p.m. in Room 248 of the Miller Learning Center. A panel of current and former faculty members from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will initiate a discussion of the film in the context of its historical and present implications, and the audience will be invited to participate with questions and observations. The event is the latest in an ongoing series of Cinema Roundtables sponsored by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts and Meigs Professor of Theatre and Film, will serve as moderator. The panelists are Stephen Berry, holder of the Amanda and Greg Gregory Chair in Civil War History; John Inscoe, the Albert B. Saye Professor of History and University Professor; Diane Batts Morrow, an associate professor of history; and Barry Schwartz, emeritus professor of sociology.