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 2014 History Seminar

For the Fall Semester 2014, the History Seminar will meet on September 17, October 22, November 5 (all Wednesdays) from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Schewel 231.

On September 17, our speaker will be Dr. Adam Dean of the History Department here at LC.  He will present, “‘White Trash’ and ‘Oppressed Yeomen:’ How Impressions of Non-Slaveholding Southern Whites Shaped Republican Policy.”

On October 22, Travis McDonald, Director of Architectural Restoration at Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, will present, “Crafting Separate Lives: The Role of the Enslaved Craftsman.”

And finally, on November 5, Dr. Brian Crim of the Lynchburg College History Department will present, “Conscientious Objectors:  The State Department and Operation Paperclip, 1946-1948.”

All are welcome. For questions, please contact Dr. Scott Amos, Department of History. Telephone number: 434/544-8328; email: amos.n@lynchburg.edu.