The History Department welcomes Dr. Edward Larson of Pepperdine University as this spring's Douglas Southall Freeman Professor. Dr. Larson works at the intersection of the history of law and science. Before becoming an academic, he worked in state and federal government and as an attorney. His books include Pulitzer Prize-winning, Summer for the God: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion as well as Sex, Race, and Science: Eugenics in the Deep South; and An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackelton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science. Larson has also recently completed a book about George Washington’s crucial role in shaping the direction of the Constitutional Convention.
Larson will lecture on The Landmark Electon of 1800.
This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Debbie Govoruhk