History Seminar

The History Department at Lynchburg College sponsors a History Seminar to be held at selected times each semester, when Lynchburg College students and faculty gather to hear a short paper presented by one of their own, often based on current research.

Topics range widely over the broad field of history, and can include papers from other fields of study that have an historical aspect, as well as papers presented by invited speakers from outside the immediate College community.

Fall 2015 History Seminar

For the fall semester 2015, the History Seminar will meet on September 30, October 14, October 28 and November 11 (all Wednesdays) from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Schewel 231.

September 30: “Determining Allies and Enemies: Southern Unionists at the End of the American Civil War.” Presented by Professor Adam Dean, History Department, Lynchburg College.

October 14: “Generations: An Exploration of Multi-Generational Families in Professional Baseball.” Presented by Professor David Freier, Biology Department, Lynchburg College.

October 28: “Scarred Bodies: Corporal Punishment and Discourses of Masculinity in the British Army, 1850-1884.” Presented by Jonathan Shipe, PhD candidate, History Department, Florida State University.

November 11: “Gordon Parks: American Photographer.” Presented by John Edwin Mason, History Department, University of Virginia.

All are welcome. For questions, please contact Dr. Brian Crim, Department of History, .