STARKVILLE, Miss.--Art historian Bruce Cole will speak Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Mississippi State as part of the Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series.
"Their Names Liveth Forevermore: Remembering the Fallen of the Great War," will be his topic at a free 4 p.m. public program in the university's McCool Hall atrium. The review of public art commemorating the dead of World War I will be followed by a reception at the location.
Cole has spent much of his career teaching art history and comparative literature at Indiana University. The author of more than 14 books, he has been honored with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies and American Philosophical Society. He also holds nine honorary degrees.
Cole helped establish the American Revolution Center in Philadelphia, Penn., which he directed from 2009-2011. From 2001-2009, he also chaired the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the U.S.
For information about this and other programs of MSU's Institute for the Humanities, visit www.msstate.edu/dept/IH/Humanities.html .