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DETROIT (AP) — A conference at Wayne State University will draw experts speaking about memory through the lenses of history, aging and literature.

The interdisciplinary conference will be held Thursday and Friday at the Detroit school. The event is free and open to the public.

Jacob Lassner, emeritus history and religious studies professor at Northwestern University, will speak on Middle Eastern revolutions and whether there is a “right side of history.”

University of Michigan professor Benjamin Hampstead will talk about enhancing memory in aging and dementia through functional neuropsychological knowledge.

The title of a talk by Eastern Michigan University professor Craig Dionne is “Evolutionary Psychology and Memory in William Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear.'”

Nine Wayne State faculty members also will present papers on the topic in their fields.