Distinguished Lecture Series continues Thursday

October 19, 2010

The Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series continues Thursday [Oct. 21] with Jack P. Green, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus at The John Hopkins Unversity. Green will present "Could Colonial Secession have been prevented without war? Some Reflections on the American War for Independence" at 4 p.m. in the McCool Hall Atrium.

For more than 50 years, Green has influenced the fields of the colonial Americas and the Atlantic world. He has not settled for exploring one narrow aspect of early American history, but has tackled a wide variety of topics in numerous works. These include the books Peripheries and Center: Constitutional Development in the Extended Politics of the British Empire and the United States, 1607-1788, and Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture. Both are considered required reading.

He also has produced scholarship on topics as diverse as the politics and culture of colonial British America, the American Revolution, legal and constiutional development, and slavery and race. Moreover, he has investigated the history of the Chesapeake, the lower South, and the West Indies, and has seen his editing result in numerous documentary collections and editions.

The Distinguished Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities through the support of the College of Arts & Sciences, Office of Research, and Office of the Provost hosts reputable scholars, writers, and artists from around world. The Distinguished Lecture Series provides the community with the opportunity of not only hearing outstanding lectures, readings, and presentations, but actually meeting scholars and artists who are recognized as the best in their fields.