Please join the John Hay Library as we celebrate the University’s 250-year history with a lecture series by Brown faculty and staff that highlights themes from the University Archives’ “Elements of Tradition and Change” exhibit.
The first lecture will be given by historian Ted Widmer entitled “Brown’s DNA”. The lecture will incorporate aspects of Brown’s history Dr. Widmer has encountered during research for his history of Brown University. He currently serves as Assistant to the President at the University.
Dr. Widmer is widely published on topics in American history and politics. His first book, Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City, was the recipient of the 2001 Washington Irving Literary Medal. He is the author of Martin Van Buren and Ark of the Liberties: America and the World and co-author of Campaigns: A Century of Presidential Races. Widmer earned a Ph.D. in the history of American civilization, an A.M. in history, and an A.B. in the history and literature of France and America from Harvard University.
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Lownes Room, John Hay Library
Speakers: Ted Widmer, Assistant to the President: “Brown’s DNA”