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Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 338 Waterman Building, Memorial Lounge

Professor Tracy Adams (University of Auckland) will give a public lecture on “The French Royal Mistress and the Politics of Representation." The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics and the Department of History, and is part of the College of Arts and Sciences 2016-2017 Medieval Studies Lecture Series. For more information, please contact Prof. Charles-Louis Morand-Métivier at cmorandm@uvm.edu.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 338 Waterman Building, Memorial Lounge

The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to the 2016-2017 Full Professor Lecture Series.  The third lecture in the series will be given by Robert McCullough, Professor, Department of History. 

Title: "Benton MacKaye's Appalachian Trail Regional Plan: The Forgotten Columbia Valley Cross-Section."        

The centennial of Benton MacKaye’s proposal for the Appalachian Trail (AT), published in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects in 1921, is approaching.  MacKaye’s complex plan represented a radical effort to use the undeveloped Appalachian region as a strategic battle line against encroaching civilization.  Both MacKaye and his friend, architect Clarence Stein, viewed that article as only a sketch of their regional vision, and in 1923 the pair crafted a cross-sectional model of the AT regional plan in the Columbia Valley of northwestern New Jersey.  That forgotten sample, explained by MacKaye in a 1924 manuscript, is crucial to any full understanding of the 1921 proposal. 

Robert McCullough is a professor in the University of Vermont’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.  He writes about American landscape history and is the author of several books that touch that topic in numerous ways, including The Landscape of Community: A History of Communal Forests in New England and Old Wheelways: Traces of Bicycle History on the Land.  This lecture is drawn from his 2012 book, A Path for Kindred Spirit: The Friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye.

A recording of this lecture will be made available on the College of Arts and Sciences website.    

The College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series was designed to give newly promoted faculty an opportunity to share with the university community a single piece of research or overview of research trajectory meant to capture the spark of intellectual excitement that has resulted in their achieving full professor rank.  For additional information, please call 656-3166.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 PM, Special Collections, Bailey Howe Library

Dr. Ray Clemens (Curator of Early Books & Manuscripts at Yale University's Beinecke Library) will give a public lecture entitled, "The World's Most Mysterious Manuscript: Theories on Its Origin and Use". The lecture is sponsored by Bailey-Howe Special Collections and the Department of History and is part of the College of Arts and Sciences 2016-2017 Medieval Studies Lecture Series. For more information, please contact Prof. Charles Briggs at charles.briggs@uvm.edu

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 338 Waterman Building, Memorial Lounge

Dr. Jacques Dalarun (IRHT/CNRS, Paris) will give a public lecture on “The ‘Rediscovered Francis of Assisi’ in the Rediscovered Life by Thomas of Celano." The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, and is part of the College of Arts and Sciences 2016-2017 Medieval Studies Lecture Series.  For more information, please contact Prof. Sean Field at sean.field@uvm.edu

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The UVM Center for Holocaust Studies sponsors many events featuring historical scholarship. You can visit the Holocaust Center’s schedule of events here.

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