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.

Spring 2014 History Seminar

For the Spring Semester 2014, the remaining sessions of The History Seminar will meet on March 5, April 2, April 16, and April 23 (all Wednesdays) from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Schewel 231.

On March 5, we will welcome Dr. Kelley Deetz of Roanoke College, who will present: "Susan Austin’s Mark: Mystery and Memory in Buckingham County, Virginia."

On April 2, we will hear from two of our undergraduate History majors: Chandler Haywood, who will present "God Is In His Heaven and Baldwin is Back in Downing Street"; and John Parker, whose paper will be "Window into Men's Souls: An Examination of Theological Norms at Elizabethan Cambridge." We will also hear from a student in the Graduate program in History at LC, Joshua Walker, who will read "Laissez Faire Socialism: Benjamin Tucker's Anarchism and the American Gilded Age." (Rescheduled session; originally planned for February 12.)

On April 16, we will hear from a panel of students who were participants in an archaeological project conducted at Historic Sandusky last Summer, led by Lori Lee of Randolph College. The title for the session will be "Hearth and Home: Historical Archaeology at Sandusky Plantation." The participants will be Ms. Lee and the following LC Graduate students: Marshall Dunn, Victoria Lunsford, Betty Stinson, Greg Starbuck, and Joe Olsen.

And finally, on April 23 we will welcome back Tessa Evans '12, currently a graduate student at James Madison University, who will present "Swamps, Sloughs and Bayous: The Perception and Usages of Marginal Landscapes by Enslaved and Free Blacks in Antebellum Arkansas and Louisiana."

All are welcome. For questions, please contact Dr. Scott Amos, Department of History, at 434.544.8328 or email amos.n@lynchburg.edu.