Schedule of Lectures & Conversations

Feb 18

Carleton Connects: Serena Zabin on The Boston Massacre: A Family History

A professor of American history shares her groundbreaking new account of this famous event.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Carleton Connects: Zabin on Boston Massacre A Family History
Serena Zabin, Professor of History

This event took place on February 18, 2020.

Join Professor Serena Zabin for a discussion of her new book about the beginning of the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre: A Family History recounts the famous event from an engagingly human perspective. She will also describe the 3d video game, Witness to the Revolution, that she and fellow faculty member Austin Mason are currently developing with students.

About the Speaker

Serena Zabin has taught at Carleton since 2000. A member of the history department, she also directs the American studies program and serves as the Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship. Her work on the Boston Massacre has garnered major grants from many agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (twice) and the American Council of Learned Societies. Besides The Boston Massacre, she is the author of two other books. In cooperation with Austin Mason, the director of the Digital Arts and Humanities program, she has been working with Carleton students for several years on a serious video game about the Boston Massacre.

Sponsored by Carleton Connects. Contact: Christopher Brunelle, x5690