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Sporting Publics Symposium | David Maraniss - Opening Keynote

Event Type
Humanities Research Institute
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Mar 28, 2024   7:30 pm  
David Maraniss
Humanities Research Institute

Join us for an evening with David Maraniss as he delivers his keynote talk, “Lombardi, Clemente, and Thorpe: Illuminating American History Through Sports.” A book signing will follow. The Illini Union Bookstore will have books available for purchase in advance of the event. 

This talk is part of the symposium Sporting Publics: History, Sports, and American Culture, which is taking place March 28–29, 2024.

About the Speaker
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and was a finalist three other times. Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente, Vince Lombardi, and Jim Thorpe and a trilogy about the 1960s—Rome 1960; Once in a Great City (winner of the RFK Book Prize); and They Marched into Sunlight (winner of the J. Anthony Lucas Prize and Pulitzer Finalist in History). Visit him at

Photo credit: Linda Maraniss

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