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W&L Emeritus Professor Holt Merchant to Focus on R.E. Lee and the Reconstruction

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Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by J. Holt Merchant ’61, professor of history emeritus, at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel Auditorium.

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Over There: Kiffin Rockwell, W&L’s French Fighter Pilot

The Rockwell brothers: Paul (left) and Kiffin (right) in Paris in 1916, on the occasion of Paul’s wedding. Photo from the Paul Ayres Rockwell Collection, Special Collections & Archives, Washington and Lee University

One hundred years ago this month, Sept. 23, 1916, a young man named Kiffin Rockwell became the first alumnus of Washington and Lee University to give his life during World War I — not as an American doughboy, as you might expect, but as a founding member of the French air squadron known as the Escadrille Americaine, or the Lafayette Escadrille.

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Jack Warren of the Society of the Cincinnati to Deliver 2016 Hendricks Law and History Lecture

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Warren, who also serves as the director of the Society's American Revolution Institute, will lecture on "The American Revolution and National Identity.”

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Edward Ayers, University of Richmond Professor and President Emeritus, to Lecture on Civil War History and Digital Humanities

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Dr. Edward L. Ayers, the Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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It’s Real Simple, Ask a History Professor

Ted DeLaney, Washington and Lee University Professor of History

Real Simple magazine, with its pages of healthy recipes, useful organizing tips and affordable beauty products, isn’t necessarily the first publication where one might turn for wisdom from a historian. Appearances can be deceiving, however, because the editors were smart enough to ask Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, for a recommendation that’s included in “5 U.S. Historic Sites Everyone Should Visit,” an article in the June 2016 issue.

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Author and Musician Clyde Edgerton to Perform at Washington and Lee University

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Author Clyde Edgerton, the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give a presentation at Washington and Lee University on May 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.

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Historian James C. Cobb to Speak on the American South

James Cobb (photo by Christopher T Martin
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James C. (Jim) Cobb, historian of the American South and award-winning author, will speak at Washington and Lee University on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Michelmore Chairs Historians on the Hill Advisory Council

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Molly Michelmore, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, wants historians and policy makers to have a productive working relationship. To that end, she chairs the Historians on the Hill Advisory Council, part of the National History Center, and she recently explained her role to “AHA Today,” a blog of the American Historical Association.

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Staniar Gallery Presents “Shakespeare's England”

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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery, in conjunction with the Departments of English, History, and Art and Art History, will present an exhibition of original prints and reproductions from the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington.

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The Lee Chapel Spring Lecture Presents Professor Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy. Photo by Randy Johnson

The Lee Chapel Spring Lecture will be held at Washington and Lee University on March 29 from 12-1 p.m. in Lee Chapel Auditorium. Speaking will be Dr. Andrew Levy, the Edna Cooper Chair in English at Butler University and author of the award-winning biography, “The First Emancipator” (2005).

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