ATHENS — Political revolutions and their effects on history will be Jeff Leigh’s topic at an upcoming History Speaks event in Athens.

Jeff Leigh

This presentation, to be held at 6:30 p.m. April 29 at Athens High School, 601 W. Limits Road, examines patterns revealed during revolutions from 17th century England to the Arab Uprisings. Historians and social scientists alike study both the causes, course and consequences of revolution, and the ways in which we think about revolutions as a particular kind of political and cultural experience.

Leigh has taught history full-time at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau since 2000. He holds a doctorate in history from Indiana University and serves on the Wausau School District Board of Education. He is the author of “Austrian Imperial Censorship and the Bohemian Periodical Press from 1848 to 1871: The Baneful Work of the Opposition Press is Fearsome.”

This talk is free and open to the public. All donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.

For more information, call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.