Evaluating the Benefits of Sleep from an Historical Perspective

This Seminar will be held online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99677624382 Meeting ID: 996 7762 4382 Passcode: 557372

A.Roger Ekirch is the author of six books and a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. His writing has been translated into ten languages. Trained in early American history at Johns Hopkins University, he has also published on the history of Western sleep. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, for which he is also a regular book reviewer. The inaugural Paul Mellon Fellow at Cambridge University, he is a former Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He serves on the board of editors of Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation and is a fellow of the Society of American Historians at Columbia University.