Join the Bidwell House Museum on June 19th for a conversation with Simon Winchester about his new book Land: How The Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. Published in January 2021, Land examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world’s land—and why does it matter?
Simon Winchester is the New York Times best selling author of numerous books including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map that Changed the World and Krakatoa.
This talk will be in-person at the Bidwell House Museum for a very limited audience and also livestreamed via Zoom. The Zoom link for online attendees will be sent a few days in advance of the lecture.
This program is made possible by a grant from Mass Humanities, which provided funding through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
Sponsored by Jane and Charlie Johnson