Lectures and Symposia

Lectures and Symposia

To honor Professor Gipson, the Institute invites scholars to give occasional lectures and to participate in annual symposia on various topics in eighteenth-century studies. Please join us for this semester's events.

Fall 2017
"Jane Austen at 200"
Free One-Day Symposium/Registration Required

Friday, September 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall

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Image: Jane Austen by Cassandra Austen, circa 1810 - National Portrait Gallery London


Spring 2017
"Coerced Reproduction and Enslaved Men: Manhood and Community" 

Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:10 p.m.
STEPS 101

Dr. Thomas A. Foster
DePaul University

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Fall 2016
"Wildness without Wilderness: The Nature of Empire in French colonial North America"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
4:10 p.m.
Williams Hall, Room 351

Dr. Christopher Parsons
Northeastern University 

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Brown Bag Series - History Department 
"Voters and the Whig Oligarchy in Early Eighteenth Century Britain"
Co-sponsor: Gipson Institute for Eighteenth Century Studies

Thursday, November 3, 2016
12:00 p.m.
Maginnes Hall, History Common Room, 3rd floor

Dr. Chris Dudley
East Stroudsburg University 

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Spring 2016

“Fama and the Founding Father: Frontier Rumors in the Seven Years' War”
Thursday, March 24, 2016
4:10 p.m.
STEPS, Room 280
Reception following / Free and Open to the Public

Dr. Gregory Dowd
Professor of History and American Culture | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor  

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Fall 2015

"The Song Cycles of BEACHY HEAD based on Charlotte Smith's 1807 poem, Beachy Head"
Friday, September 11, 2015
4:10 p.m.
Zoellner Arts Center, Room 145
Reception following / Free and Open to the Public

Kathryn Cowdrick, Mezzo Soprano | Eastman School of Music | Rochester, NY
Amanda Jacobs, Piano | Composer/Playwright | Seattle, WA / Rochester, NY 
Professor Elizabeth Dolan, Lecturer | Lehigh University |Bethlehem, PA
 
Co-sponsors: Department of English, Humanities Center and Department of Music
 
 

Spring 2016
CANCELLED-The Many  Captvities of Esther Wheelwright: Communities of Women in the Northeastern Borderlands
Thursday, February 25, 2016
4:10 p.m.
Williams Hall, Roemmele Global Commons

Ann Little | Associate Professor, History | Colorado State University

Humanities Center - "Relatives" Series
Co-sponsor: Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies

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