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History Seminar: Archaeology in Action

Hopwood Auditorium, Hopwood Hall

Archaeology in Action: New Insights from the Kitchen Excavation at Historic Sandusky. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the University's archaeological field schools: "Lynchburg students dig into archaeology at field schools." Presented by Randy Lichtenberger, Jessica Gantzert and University of Lynchburg students Emma Coffey, Haley Sabolcik, and Abby Gornoshowski.

Free

Lecture: Pink Triangle Legacies — Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture by Dr. Jake Newsome Dr. Jake Newsome, author of “Pink Triangles Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” will present the University of Lynchburg’s 2023 Ida Wise East lecture. Dr. Newsome is an award-winning scholar of German and American LGBTQ+ history whose research and resources educate global […]

Free

Black History Month Film Screening: Glory

Hopwood Auditorium, Hopwood Hall

Introduction by Adam Dean, PhD, Associate Professor of History From IMDb.com: Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by […]

Free

History Seminar by Dr. Brian Crim: “Spy Facts vs. Spy Fiction: ‘Homeland,’ the Covert Sphere, and the End of the War on Terror”

Hopwood Auditorium, Hopwood Hall

Dr. Brian Crim reflects on the close relationship between popular culture and national security policy by using the series 'Homeland' (2011-20) as a case study. The series came at the end of the so-called "War on Terror" and addressed national anxieties about a permanent and intrusive intelligence community.

Free

Ugly Freedoms in American Politics

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Freedom is the highest value in American politics, but its legacy is complex. Throughout American history, freedom has supported individual liberty, emancipation, and civil rights, but has also supported white supremacy, economic exploitation, and misogyny. These “ugly freedoms” entail the right to harm and oppress others. This talk with Dr. Elisabeth Anker will examine the […]

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