The Future of History

The Future of History

7/16/22 - 7/23/22

We live our lives swimming in a vast sea of information; what will wash up on the future’s shores and be deemed our history? When data is stored in the cloud rather than compiled in physical files, when we send emails and tweets rather than letters, how do the records of today become primary sources tomorrow? There are more ways to record history than ever before, but how can those records live in a useful way for the historians of the future — or, with everyone having the technology, and thus the capability, to be their own historian, their own librarian, will a need to study history as a formal vocation even exist? Beyond the logistics of such questions, broader issues are at play: Who are the gatekeepers of our stories, and who do we trust to be stewards of our lives and memories?

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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The Future of History
  • Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ - Sunday

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, July 17, 2022.

    Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is one of our most beloved Chaplains, and returns in 2022 by popular demand. He is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entr...

  • Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ - Monday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Monday, July 18, 2022.

    Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is one of our most beloved Chaplains, and returns in 2022 by popular demand. He is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry...

  • Eliot A. Cohen

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, July 18, 2022.

    Eliot A. Cohen is the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he has taught si...

  • Marilynne Robinson

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 18, 2022.

    Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for "her grace and intelligence in writing." She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the ...

  • Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ - Tuesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

    Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is one of our most beloved Chaplains, and returns in 2022 by popular demand. He is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entr...

  • Annette Gordon-Reed

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

    Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, where her areas of interest include American legal history. She returns to the Chautauqua Lecture Series during a week on “The Future of History” with...

  • llia Delio, OSF

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

    Ilia Delio, OSF holds the Josephine C. Connelly Chair in Christian Theology at Villanova University. She is the author of over twenty books including Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion; Making All Things New: Catholicity, C...

  • Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ - Wednesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

    Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is one of our most beloved Chaplains, and returns in 2022 by popular demand. He is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-en...

  • Andrew Lih

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

    Andrew Lih is a technology journalist, digital strategist and the author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia. An expert in online collaboration, digital news innovation and linked ope...

  • Shaul Magid

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

    Shaul Magid is professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and rabbi of the Fire Island Synagogue in Seaview, NY. An expert in Kabbalah, Hasidism, and con...

  • Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ - Thursday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday, July 21, 2022.

    To view this live program with Closed Captions, please visit https://chq.org/chq-assembly-captioned-events/ and enter password: CHQcaptions

    Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is one of our most beloved Chaplains, and returns in 2022 by popular de...

  • Jon Meacham

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 21, 2022.

    Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals, with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. Meacham returns to Chautauqua Insti...

  • Diane Schenandoah

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. ET Thursday, July 21, 2022.

    Diane Schenandoah, an artist and a Faithkeeper of the Oneida Nation, Wolf Clan of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee Confederacy, is the Syracuse University community's first Honwadiyenawa'sek - "One who helps them." This first of its kind po...

  • Chautauqua County Day Special Lecture: Women, Girls, Race, and Poverty

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 21, 2022.

    This special Chautauqua County Day panel discussion is hosted by the Chautauqua County Coalition of Women and Girls Moderated by Amy Rohler, Executive Director, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and Executive Director of the Ch...

  • Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ - Friday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Friday, July 22, 2022.

    Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is one of our most beloved Chaplains, and returns in 2022 by popular demand. He is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry...

  • Amy Edelstein

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 22, 2022.

    Amy Edelstein, author, educator, and nonprofit leader is a powerful communicator of ideas that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. Her work illustrates the insight that comes from viewing all our experience in a ...