Howard Higman: Discontinuity in History (Reel 1 / Side 1)
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This reel contains Howard Higman speaking at the University of Denver on April 25 1967 as part of the English Department Lecture Series. The topic of his lecture is discontinuity in history. Higman believes that much of history is experienced in continuity. That is there is very little difference from day to day. However Higman believes that occasionally there are events that separate history like the fall of Rome. He proposes paradigm shifting changes over the course of history. Looking to the future Higman discusses computers and their potential for causing a discontinuity in history. Higman answers questions after the conclusion of the lecture.Total run time: 1:11:31