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Department news for November 2015

Ms. Leisa Vaughn, who will earn and MA in spring 2016, was accepted into Teach for America. She’ll be serving in South Carolina.

Kathleen M. Comerford organized four panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (Vancouver, BC), including one in which she a presented paper on “European Jesuit Libraries in the 16th and 17th Centuries.” She also organized and chaired the SCSC President’s Young Scholar Breakfast Session and was Organizer and Chair of the roundtable: “Publishing the First Paper,” at the same conference.

Jeffrey D. Burson published The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context: Causes, Events, and Consequences, with Jonathan Wright (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and was an invited speaker at a symposium in honor of Dale K. Van Kley in Chicago, entitled Enlightenment, Religion, Reform, and Revolution in the Age of Unigenitus (October 9-10, 2015).  The paper was entitled, “Entangling the Century of Lights to Disentangle the Enlightenment: Reflections on the Future of Eighteenth-Century Studies.”  He also delivered comments, chaired a session, and served as program coordinator for the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association meeting convened in Little Rock (November 12-15).  On November 4, he delivered a talk, entitled “The Bicentennial of Waterloo: A Historical Retrospective on Napoleon and the Napoleonic Mystique

for Georgia Southern University’s annual French Week.

Lisa Denmark gave a talk on November 16 titled “From Canal Fever to Yellow Fever” in Savannah as part of the Davenport Museum’s Harvest Lecture Series. She discussed the creation and historical significance of the Savannah, Ogeechee, and  Altamaha Cana.

On November 16th the Department held the 3rd Annual Public History Internship and Career Fair. Fifteen different organizations from the region participated in setting up a variety of internships for graduate and undergraduate students.



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