David Hackett Fischer, one of America's most distinguished
historians, will give a lecture at Coastal Carolina University on
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium. The event is free
and open to the public.
In his talk, titled "The Revival of History," Fischer will examine
how a revolution in thought in the late 20th century has given rise to
new approaches to historical thinking.
Fischer, who is Warren Professor of History at Brandeis
University, has also taught at Oxford University, Harvard University
and at the Universities of Otago and Waikato in New Zealand.
Charles Joyner, Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern
History at Coastal, calls Fischer "one of the most brilliant scholars
of his generation."
A native of Baltimore, Fischer has received numerous awards for
his scholarship and teaching. He is author of 10 books, including such
prize-winning works as Albion's Seed, Paul Revere's Ride and The Great
Wave: Price Movements in Modern History.
The lecture is being presented in conjunction with the annual
induction ceremony of Coastal's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national
honor society for history majors. Fischer's visit to Coastal is
sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and Coastal's Honors Program, with support
from the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies.
For more information, contact Coastal's Office of Marketing
Communications at 349-2015.