As we approach the 50th anniversary of the end of the American War in Vietnam, contested narratives persist. This lecture examines how the war remains unsettled, if not divisive. From Ken Burns and Lynn Novik’s The Vietnam War to veterans and remembrance to allegations involving comfort women in Vietnam, the Vietnam War’s memory and legacy is international as it is personal, yet its study is more interdisciplinary and rich than ever.
Professor Bill Allison (’95, PhD) of Georgia Southern University will present this 2022 Gary R. Hess Lecture in History, an annual distinguished lecture initiated by Dr. Hess's former students to honor his 45 years of teaching, scholarship, and service to BGSU.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union, 201 Sky Bank Room