Christopher Swanson

Dr. Christopher Swanson will present a lecture on the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 pm at Hampden Sydney College in the Family and Friends Room, Venable Hall. His talk is for the HSC Classics Club and will cover Music, Mythology and Manic depression. The event is free and open […]

Erin Devine

Dr. Erin Devine, Asst. Professor of Art History, is presenting a paper, Exoticism as Strategy: Race & Gender in the Photography of Shirin Neshat, at the 67th Annual Southeast College Art Conference in Savannah, GA. The presentation is part of the panel Race & Gender in the Photographic Image and her paper is derived from […]

Larissa Fergeson

Dr. Larissa Fergeson attended the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard for four weeks. The institute focused on African-American Struggles for Freedom and Civil Rights, 1865-1965. NEH Summer Institutes aim to prepare NEH Summer Scholars to return to their classrooms with […]

Larissa Fergeson

Dr. Larissa Fergeson presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History entitled “To Tell the Truth(s): Interpreting Civil Rights History in Prince Edward County.”  The topic of the paper panel was “Why Not 1951?: Rethinking Civil Rights Anniversaries” and also included Caroline Emmons, Associate Professor […]

Erin Devine

Dr. Erin Devine, Asst. Professor of Art History, received a Longwood University Faculty Research Grant for summer 2011 to attend a one-week workshop at Anderson Ranch in Colorado.  The workshop, Personal Geographies, utilized new media as a tool for exploring personal narrative.  Under workshop instructor Jonathan Harris, a renowned artist and computer science visionary, participants […]

Christopher Swanson

Dr. Christopher Swanson will be presenting at the upcoming College Music Society National Conference. On Saturday, October 22 he will speak in a panel on contemporary opera (A Dramatic Form in a Dramatic Century), then in a panel in which we will offer musical and narrative analysis to a new opera by Thomas Whitman (Building […]

William Holliday

Dr. William Holliday received a Longwood University Faculty Research Grant for summer 2011. He used this award to support a project investigating the complex commodity chains that were created between the producers and consumers of Valencian silk in the early modern era, with an emphasis on consumers in Spain’s American colonies. The research was carried […]

Heather Lettner-Rust

Heather Lettner-Rust is presenting “Writing into the Local Sphere:  Acknowledging a Rhetoric of Conversation” at the 8th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference held at Minnesota State University in October.  This presentation acknowledges the work of her English 400 students in meeting Town Council over a meal. With more successful community work accomplished in this particular […]

Phillip Cantrell

Phil Cantrell, the department’s specialist in Africa and Asian History, presented a paper titled “Teaching Issues in World History thru Service-Learning in Africa” at the 20th Annual World History Association at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China, July 7-10, 2011. As a part of the conference, Prof. Cantrell engaged in historical and cultural activities around Beijing and […]

Steven Isaac

Steven Isaac has been invited by the Association “AQUAREL: Les Louvrais” and the city of Pontoise, France, on October 10, 2011 to give a presentation titled “Robin des Bois: Légende Médiévale/Icône Américaine” (“Robin Hood: Medieval Legend/American Icon”). The talk will present the myth of the outlaw in the Middle Ages and in modern times particularly […]