Sep 06, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Lecture at CNU

(Newport News, Va.) - Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Harvard University Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich will present a lecture titled “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 4 p.m., in the Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall. Dr. Ulrich will consider the roots of women’s history, as well as the many ways historical information is transmitted to and absorbed by the general public. The lecture is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Ulrich is the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and past president of the American Historical Association. A former MacArthur Fellow, she is the author of many articles and books on early American history, including A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on her Diary, 1785-1812, which won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in history, and Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (2007). Ulrich’s talk is part of the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program, which promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

This lecture is sponsored by CNU's Department of History, the Program in Women's and Gender Studies, and the College of Arts and Humanities. For more information on Ulrich’s lecture at CNU, contact Dr. Laura Puaca or Dr. Amanda Herbert. For more information about the OAH and the Distinguished Lectureship series, visit oah.org.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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