The Department of History hosted its 51st annual Furniss Lecture series on April 28 and 29. Dr. Lynn Hunt of UCLA, who is an expert on the French Revolution, delivered two lectures. In talks on Thursday and Friday, she spoke about how a global perspective has influenced her study of history and then about what lessons from the debt crisis of the French Revolution can teach us about current financial markets.
Dr. Hunt also gave the keynote address at the Department of History’s banquet, which was held at the Hilton Hotel. Besides Dr. Hunt’s practical advice on how to write well, undergraduate and graduate students received awards. Dr. Mark Fiege recognized undergraduate winners Michaela Kimbrough, Alexis Deneice, Luke Simpson, Erik Johnson, Natalie Pace, Robert Ower, and Alexis Opper.
Dr. Adrian Howkins presented awards to graduate students Mark Boxell, Will Wright, Jessica Campbell, Sam Iven, Poppie Gullet, Maggie Moss Jones, and Sean Fallon.