Enjoy a history lecture by Ari Kelman, author of the award winning book “A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek.”
Ari Kelman teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the politics of memory, environmental history, Native American history, and America in the 1960s at UC Davis.
Kelman’s 2013 book, “A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek” (Harvard University Press), won the Bancroft Prize, the Antoinette Forester Downing Book Award, the Avery O. Craven Award, the Tom Watson Brown Book Award, and the Robert M. Utley Prize. He is also the author of “Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War” (Hill and Wang, 2015) and “A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans” (University of California Press, 2003).
Kelman’s essays and articles have appeared in Slate, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of American History, and many others. He has also contributed to outreach endeavors aimed at K-12 educators, and to a variety of public history projects, including documentary films for the History Channel and PBS’s “American Experience” series.
Kelman has received numerous grants and fellowships, most notably from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Huntington Library. He is now working on a book tentatively titled, “For Liberty and Empire: How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars.”