Luncheon and Guest Speaker
The Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 21 from 12-1:30 pm in MSC BE38, Marco's
Our Luncheon Guest Speaker will be Dr. Brian Schoen:
Brian Schoen is Associate Professor of History, assistant chair, and director of the Masters of Social Science Program at Ohio University. He teaches the Early Republic, Civil War, American South, the Undergraduate research and writing seminar, and co-teaches an intellectual history of capitalism and its critiques. His first book, The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins, 2009), won the 2010 Southern Historical Association Bennett H. Wall Award. He has also co-edited two collections, The Old South's Modern Worlds (Oxford 2011) and Between Sovereignty and Anarchy (Virginia, 2015), and is currently working on a chapter on the civil war in Europe for the Cambridge History of the American Civil War. His current book project examines secession winter and spring within a broad global context, and has been funded by a NEH summer stipend and the Fulbright-sponsored Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History, which he held at the University College, Dublin in 2014-15.