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 History Seminar will meet on February 12, March 5, April 16, and April 23 (all Wednesdays) from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Schewel 231.
On February 12, 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 "The Duty We Owe Our Creator: Reformed Theology, Deism and Disestablishment in Virginia." We will also hear from a graduate student in the History Program at LC, Joshua Walker, who will read "Laissez Faire Socialism: Benjamin Tucker's Anarchist Economics and the American Gilded Age."
On March 5, we will welcome Dr. Kelley Deetz of Roanoke College, who will present: "Susan Austins Mark: Mystery and Memory in Buckingham County, Virginia."
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.