MURFREESBORO — The pre-eminent World War II expert of his era will be the guest on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Gerhard Weinberg, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
Weinberg will be one of the featured speakers at MTSU’s 12th biennial Holocaust Studies Conference Oct. 21-23. He will speak on “The Holocaust after 70 Years” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.
A searchable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking2015-16. Off-campus visitors attending the event should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation at http://www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php.
In addition, Weinberg will deliver an address on “World War II: An Entirely Different Kind of War” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Both events are free and open to the public.
One of Weinberg’s main concerns is the continuing erosion of primary source paper records from the World War II era for historical research.
“The World War II paper has either already deteriorated beyond where it can be read or is in the process of disappearing, and the electronic records, for the most part, will not be accessible for very long,” said Weinberg. “So, unless very special steps are taken … in the future, those who are interested in doing research … will find it increasingly difficult.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://www.mtsunews.com and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.