The History Department sponsors a History Seminar, held at selected times each semester, where students and faculty gather to hear a short paper presented by one of their own.
Topics range widely over the broad field of history. Participation is not limited to members (students and faculty) of the History Department; instead, papers from across disciplines that have a historical aspect are welcome to be given in the friendly and collegial environment.
Spring 2013 History Seminar
For the spring semester 2013, the History Seminar will meet on January 30, February 6, March 20, and April 3 in Schewel 231 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
On January 30, we will hear from three Lynchburg College students – Melanie Tenney, presenting "Women’s Place in War: Gender Roles in the Army During WWII;" John Griemsman, presenting “The Choice: Virginia’s Fugitive Slaves in 1850;” and Greg Starbuck, presenting "Lynchburg: A City at War."
On February 6, Dr. Dorothy Potter, professor of history at Lynchburg College, will present "'For I am entirely English...' W. A. Mozart’s Anglo-American Connections, 1764-1814."
On March 20, we will host Dr. Andrew Witmer, assistant professor of history at James Madison University, who will present “The Rise and Fall of Daniel Flickinger Wilberforce: African Missions and Race-Making in the United States.”
On April 3, Dr. Nicholas Smith, adjunct in the Department of History at Lynchburg College, will present “Romance and Knightly Service: England in the Twelfth Century.”