Lectures

  • Faber Lecture: Cameron Rowland

    Thu, May 20, 2021, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    The property relation of the enslaved included and exceeded that of chattel and real estate. Plantation mortgages exemplify the ways in which the value of people who were enslaved, the land they were forced to labor on, and the houses they were forced to maintain were mutually constitutive.

  • Lecture: Rachael Z. DeLue

    Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 4:30 pm

    Old Dominion Work in Progress Talk

    The mind cannot possibly grasp the full meaning of the term of a hundred million years; it cannot add up and perceive the full effects of many slight variations, accumulated during an almost infinite number of generations.

    — Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (London: John Murray, 1859), p. 481.

  • Lecture: Richard Preston

    Wed, Feb 5, 2020, 4:30 pm

    Richard Preston is the bestselling author of ten books, including The Hot Zone, The Wild Trees, and his most recent, Crisis in the Red Zone. His books explore little-known worlds of nature, terror, and human character, and have been published in more than 35 languages. Preston has taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University and the University of Iowa, and he is the recipient of many honors, including the Champion of Prevention Award of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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