Historian and Vassar College alumna Louise L. Stevenson will examine the impact of Abraham Lincoln’s ideas, and his assassination, on thinkers in Europe, in the lecture, "Lincoln's Beard: A Transnational Political (Fashion) Statement.” This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, March 3, 5:30pm, in Taylor Hall, room 203.
Stevenson is professor of history and American studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania. She has published on an array of topics in nineteenth-century cultural and intellectual life, and she especially seeks to place U.S. culture in a transatlantic context. Her publications include Scholarly Means to Evangelical Ends: The New Haven Scholars and the Transformation of Higher Learning in America, 1830-1890 and The Victorian Homefront: American Cultural and Intellectual Life, 1860-1880. Her most recent book, Lincoln in the Atlantic World, will inform her lecture.
This event is sponsored by the Department of History’s C. Mildred Thompson Lecture Fund.
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