Public Program- Jill Lepore

Lectures and Performances
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 7:30pm

The Mansion of Happiness: Or, Finding the Meaning of Life in an Archive
With Jill Lepore

Can the answers to life's questions be found in the collections of the American Antiquarian Society? What can history answer and what can it only ask? In this illustrated lecture, Jill Lepore, theDavid Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer at The New Yorker, uncovers the history of ideas about life and death by taking a surprising look at the history of board games.

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