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U.K. Historian to deliver 20th annual Governor’s Lecture

“World War One: Remembering America’s Forgotten War”
David Reynolds, Cambridge University historian and author of “The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century,” will deliver the 20th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities. The lecture is presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN) with presenting sponsors the University of Nebraska and First National Bank and is free and open to the public. It has been scheduled for October 1, 2015 at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha.

Co-chaired by Nick Baxter and Kathy Wilson the lecture is preceded by a benefit reception and dinner which raises private support for HN’s statewide programming.

“I am pleased to work with Humanities Nebraska to continue the 20-year tradition of bringing excellent speakers to Nebraska for the Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities,” offered Governor Pete Ricketts. “David Reynolds’ talk on the ‘long shadow’ of World War I throughout the 20th century is sure to be fascinating.”

Professor Reynolds is the author of eleven books as well as three edited and co-edited volumes. His most recent book, “The Long Shadow” on the legacies of the Great War, was awarded the 2014 Hessell Tiltman Prize in the U.K.

Reynolds also has written and presented nine historical documentaries on 20th century international history for BBC TV as well as the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, “America, Empire of Liberty.”

Table sponsorships for the benefit dinner prior to the free lecture will be available later this spring, with invitations to be mailed this summer. For further information, contact
Humanities Nebraska at 402.474.2131 or

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