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Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

2014-2015 Schedule

Sponsored by

History Department, James Madison University

The Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries, and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley.  The seminar meets on the third Friday of each month during the academic year unless otherwise noted.  Seminar sessions are open to the general public.

All meetings begin at 3:35 p.m. and will be held at James Madison University in Jackson Hall, room 107, unless otherwise announced.  For directions, see--

19 September— Steve Longenecker, Bridgewater College, Gettysburg Religion

 17 October—Anna Kiefer, Lord Fairfax Community College, “Alles Ist Ganz Anders Hier:” Recreating the German Immigrant of the Greater Shenandoah Valley, 1730-1765

 14 November (2nd Friday)— James D. Watkinson, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Suing the Saints: Manhood, Honor & the Cadets at New Market”

16 January— Eliza McGehee, James Madison University, “Educating the Modern Woman: Girls’ College Preparatory Schools in Virginia 1900-1930”

 20 February— Megan Sullivan, James Madison University, “Yankees in the Dining Room: Family Space and the Civil War for the Buck Family of Virginia”

 20 March—Warren Hofstra, Shenandoah University, “Shenandoah: Daughter of the Stars”

17 April—Bill Kerrigan, Muskingum College, “Harry Flood Byrd and the Transformation of the Shenandoah Apple Industry”