Gaston Will Present First Lecture In New Series About History Scholarship
12, 2002-- Paul M. Gaston, professor emeritus
at the University of Virginia and a leading scholar of Southern
history, will present the inaugural lecture in a new history department
series, "Why We Are Historians," on Thursday, March 21.
talk, titled "Forty Years Among the Wahoos: Doing History With a
Purpose," will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Jefferson Hall, West Range,
and is open to the public. He is author of the classic book, "The
New South Creed: A Study in Southern Myth-Making" and numerous other
works, including a study of public school desegregation in Charlottesville.
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
lectures in the series, aimed mainly at undergraduates but open
to all, will be held periodically each semester. Faculty members
will talk about the passion and frustration of their work, why they
became historians and the issues they explore.
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856