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Keating to appear on CSPAN-3 Oct. 13

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Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will appear on CSPAN-3 at 9:45 a.m. (CDT) Saturday, Oct. 13. She will give a lecture and Q&A for approximately one hour about her newest book, “Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago.” Her lecture was prerecorded with an audience at the Niles Public Library on Sept. 12.

Appearing on CSPAN was a first for Keating. CSPAN-3 routinely broadcasts presentations of historians’ books, especially books that have been in the news. Keating says she’s always hoped to get a chance to do such a presentation and suspects the Wall Street Journal full-page review in August of her book led to the opportunity.

She is coeditor of “The Encyclopedia of Chicago” and author of several books, including “Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age” and “Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide.” She also is coauthor of “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.”

Keating has been a member of North Central’s faculty since 1991. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

10-11-2012