April 14, 2015
On Tuesday, April 21, the Hampden-Sydney College will host Dr. Edward J. Larson, Professor of History and Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He will deliver a lecture entitled "George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy of 1783."
Larson is a Pulitzer Prize winner for his work Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.
He received a B.A. from Williams College; a M.A. from the University of Wisconsin; a J.D. from Harvard University; and a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin. In 2013-14 he was a Fellow at the Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Larson is the author of nine books and nearly one hundred published articles. He teaches, lectures, and writes about issues of law, politics, science, and medicine from an historical perspective. He is the co-author or co-editor of six additional books, including The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (2005).
Larson lectures widely and participates in conferences and academic programs. He has delivered, endowed, or named addresses at dozens of colleges or universities, including Duke University, California Institute of Technology, Yale University, and Vanderbilt University. He is also interviewed frequently for broadcast and print media, including The Daily Show and multiple appearances on PBS, BBC, the History Channel, C-SPAN, and NPR.
The lecture, free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 PM in the Fourth Floor Lounge of Bortz Library with a reception to follow. This talk is sponsored by the Society of Cincinnati in the State of Virginia.