Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.
Southern Unionists of the Civil War were erased from history by writers of the Lost Cause, who promoted the mythology of a united Confederacy. Now Barton A. Myers tells the story of one state's Unionists in "Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists."
Visiting Washington and Lee University is "always like coming home," said Mark Bradley, a member of the W&L Class of 1978, former CIA analyst and current Department of Justice attorney. The occasion for his Oct. 8 return: to give a lecture about the subject of his well-reviewed recent book, "A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior."
Lee Chapel and Museum presents "Remembering Robert E. Lee" with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium. The public is invited at no charge.
Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history, writes about Scotland's vote on independence in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Nathaniel Deutsch, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is also co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. in Sydney Lewis Hall, classroom B.
Two Washington and Lee University graduates capped their Commencement day by being commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. John Bruch of Baltimore, Md., and Christina Lowry of Lexington, Va., received their commissions and first salutes in a late afternoon ceremony at Lee Chapel on the university's campus.
Scientific historian Nicolaas Rupke discusses the scientific myths that form one of the biggest obstacles to improving public understanding of science.
Two dozen historians of science from around the world will debunk 26 commonly-held myths of science at a conference at Washington and Lee University May 8 – 11. The keynote address by John L. Heilbron of the University of California-Berkeley will take place in Lee Chapel at 6 p.m. on Fri. May 9 and is open to the public.
Douglas Bradburn, the founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of Washington and Lee University's Friends of the Library on Saturday, May 3.