Historical Archives to "Speak" When Denison Alumna Lectures
Posted: January 26, 2001
GRANVILLE - The Denison University Provost's Alumni Scholar Series opens this semester with a 1973 graduate who is an associate professor of history at Duke University. Kristen Neuschel returns to campus to present a lecture titled "Armor and Underwear: Making Historical Archives Speak" at noon on Thursday (Feb. 8) in Slayter Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Kristen Neuschel '73
Neuschel teaches courses on early modern French history, early modern social history and modern European women's history. In 1988 she was awarded Duke's prestigious Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is the author of Word of Honor: Interpreting Noble Culture in 16th Century France published by Cornell University Press and is currently working on another book that focuses on power relations and gender roles in early modern France. Neuschel is the recipient of numerous grants, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.
In addition to her undergraduate degree at Denison, Neuschel has earned a master's and doctor0 al degree from Brown University. She taught at Denison for three years while finishing her dissertation. In 1983 she accepted a faculty position at Duke.
The Provost's Alumnis Scholar Series was inaugurated in January 2000 as a way of celebrating the quality of a Denison education over time. "While recent years may be ones of achievement and growth in quality, excellence has a history at our college," says David Woodyard, professor of religion.
Other alumni returning to lecture in the series this spring are: John Clarke '74 speaking on "From Barney Science Hall to the Hubble Space Telescope: Reflections of a Denison Alumnus Astrophysicist" on Feb. 27; and Bruce Cumings' 65 speaking on "American Relations with East Asia in a New Century." Each of the alumni returning for the Provost's Series this year will give a convocation and also will take part in active classroom engagement and in meetings with majors in their respective departments.
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