A brief introduction into skeptical and secular history, the problems with history portrayed in the popular culture and how to spot it

Liz Lutgendorff

Tuesday, August 7 2012 at 7:30PM

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Liz Lutgendorff

What's the talk about?

History is used often as an argument for authority or policy but how accurate are many of the examples mentioned in the news?  Diving back into skepticism's past, Liz will tell us about the tools used by skeptics and secular activists from the 19th and 20th centuries, the campaigns they fought and also how we can continue that legacy today.  

Her love of European history and castles brought her over to the UK in 2006 and the beer, skepticism and doing an MA has made her stay. If you've ever heard Liz talking about History, you'll be familiar with her enthusiasm and extensive knowledge, which she'll be treating us to with a lesson in skeptical history.

Liz has a BA (hons) in History from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario and a MA in history from Birkbeck College, University of London in London.

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