Living through the isolation of a pandemic, we’ve all had to find new ways to maintain social ties. How does this compare to the ways that people kept in touch in the past? In this talk, Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney, hosts of the popular podcast American Girls, will explore the material culture of friendship, past and present.
This event will be live-streamed via Crowdcast. You can register here. Tickets are $8 per household.
Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at [email protected].
About Our Speakers
Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney became friends while pursuing Ph.D.s in history at the University of Connecticut. Ms. Horrocks is a Park Ranger at Lowell National Historic Park in Massachusetts. Ms. Mahoney is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at Trinity College. They co-host a podcast, American Girls, a review of the American Girls book series created in the 1980s, which both hosts credit for sparking their love of history. The podcast mixes serious historical critique of the books with analyses of popular culture. It has been positively reviewed by The New York Times, Paris Review, and the A.V. Club.
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