Summer Lecture Series: James J. Connolly - Becoming "Middletown": Muncie, IN, and American Identity

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 17:00 to 19:00
The story of Muncie is the story of America,” the American magazine National Journal recently declared. The lecture explores the roots of this sweeping claim by examining the history and meaning of the “Middletown studies,” a series of detailed sociological investigations of life in Muncie, Indiana, extending back to the 1920s. James J. Connolly is the Director of the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University and currently a Fulbright Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin.

You can find out more about Prof. Connolly at his Ball State University website.

The talk is free and open to the public.

This lecture is made possible in part by generous support from the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig.

 

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