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.
Civil War and Reconstruction Lecture Series
|Tues., April 4
|The Free State of Jones (film screening)
The major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey will be shown in conjunction with the lecture series. This showing precedes a talk by Dr. Victoria Bynum, author of the originating book, the following day.
|Wed., April 5
|Dr. Victoria Bynum, emeritus professor of Texas State University San Marcos. Publications include Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South and The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and its Legacies. She is well known for her pioneering research in social and gender history, for her research on Newton Knight’s resistance to the Confederacy in Mississippi, and as the author of The Free State of Jones, now a major motion picture.|
|Thurs., April 17
|Dr. Kidada Williams is an associate professor at Wayne State University in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. An up-and-coming scholar in Reconstruction, Dr. Williams’ first book, They Left Great Marks on Me, explores the history of racial violence from emancipation to WWI. Her next project focuses on the violence experienced by black families and its effects after the Civil War. Dr. Williams is a public intellectual, appearing on NPR’s Morning Edition and giving numerous public talks throughout the year.|
Sponsors include the History Department, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Office of the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, and the Potter Lecture Fund.