Story posted March 22, 2012
Urban America in the mid-20th century and medieval samurai culture — rich topics for exploration and the subjects of national television programs featuring Bowdoin faculty this weekend: Professor of History and Asian Studies Tom Conlan on the National Geographic Channel and Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Brian Purnell on C-SPAN.
In February, C-SPAN’s American History TV series, Lectures in History, recorded Purnell and students in his class,"The Wire": Race, Class, Gender, and the Urban Crisis” in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. See the slideshow.
The program, Lectures in History: Urban America in the Mid-20th Century, airs Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. and midnight, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25, on C-SPAN.
Conlan was interviewed last spring in the Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall, for National Geographic’s Warrior Graveyard: Samurai Back from the Dead. The program airs on the National Geographic Channel at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23.