Paine actor, history prof to headline fall Historical Perspectives lecture events
UW-Green Bay’s long-running Historical Perspectives Lecture Series will feature live performance and academic discussion during its recently announced fall events, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 23. During the first event, dramatist and actor Ian Ruskin will perform his original play, To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine, at 2:15 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre. On Oct. 23, UW-Madison History Prof. William J. Reese will speak about his recent book, “Testing Wars in Public Schools: A Forgotten History,” also at 2:15 p.m. in the Christie. First organized in 1985, the lecture series brings in a wide variety of historians and social scientists who speak on relevant issues.