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Jonathan M. Square

Jonathan M. Square teaches in the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University.

Nell Painter Freedom from Truth installation

After retiring from Princeton, celebrated historian Nell Irvin Painter decided to go to art school. In this interview with Walter Johnson, she discusses what it’s like to be an old student, and how art lets her tell truths about history that she couldn’t as an academic.

Jonathan M. Square Nell Painter Walter Johnson