History, Disrupted

February 02, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

About the Event

Communities are built on the stories they tell about themselves. History has thus been the cause of political battles for as long as people have gathered together. Technology can both create and deepen such battles. How has everything from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithms shaped current arguments about history, memory, and education? In this month’s People, Politics, and Prose, Ronald J. Granieri will be joined by Jason Steinhauer to discuss his new book, History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the PastGranieri and Steinhauer will discuss how the Internet has challenged our sense of a common past by filling the public sphere with historical information and misinformation, changing what we know about our history. 

To learn more about History, Disrupted, click here.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.  

FPRI is happy to provide this series free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members, partners, and event attendees. If you are not currently a member, the suggested donation is $25.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our events coordinator, Kayla Wendt at kwendt@fpri.org.


Jason Steinhauer

Jason Steinhauer - Jason Steinhauer is a Global Fellow at The Wilson Center; Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; contributor to TIME and CNN; past editorial board member of The Washington Post "Made by History" section; Presidential Counselor of the National WWII Museum; and former Founding Director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is a 2024 Templeton Fellow and the Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He also hosts People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly event series at FPRI.