Public programs facilitate dialogue between academics and professionals, informing scholarship and strengthening practice.
Multiple day conferences, year-long colloquia, individual lectures, “conversations” between individuals, hands-on workshops, and Museums at Noon talks featuring our graduate students all contribute to the remarkable richness of MSP offerings.
Video recordings of some MSP lectures are archived for viewing in our Media Gallery.
10 Questions for Henry Ford
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10 Questions for Henry Ford is a documentary art film that examines the controversial life and legacy of the world’s most famous industrialist. A carefully researched combination of historical fact and poetic imagining, the film draws on newspaper interviews, archival film, oral histories, and Henry Ford’s personal notebooks to contrast the popular Ford myth with a far more complicated reality.
Starring acclaimed actor John Lepard as the lingering ghost of Henry Ford, 10 Questions investigates Ford’s often sanitized place in American History, and reveals disturbing parallels between the Age of Ford, and our world today.
Please join us for a discussion of the film, and of the issues it raises, with filmmaker Andy Kirshner and a distinguished panel of scholars from the University of Michigan.
The panel event will be moderated by Professor Angela Dillard (History, Afroamerican and African Studies), and will include Professors Kerstin Barndt (German, Museum Studies), William Calvo-Quíros (American Culture, Art & Design), and Deborah Dash Moore (History, Judaic Studies.) There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
The “10 Questions for Henry Ford” film can be viewed here.