Dr. McMahon to discuss mythical memories of immigration

Lewis faculty member to discuss mythical memories of immigration

Published: February 1, 2010.

As part of the Art of Memory series, Dr. Eileen McMahon, assistant professor of history at Lewis University, will discuss “Mythical Memories of Immigration: The Collective Amnesia of the Americas” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 in Room AS-158 (A-133) on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville.

McMahon will examine the myths and realities of what that means to be an immigrant.

The Art of Memory series is presented by the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, which supports a biannual symposium. It is also a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. These events are free of charge and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dr. Ewa Bacon at (815) 836-5568.

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