Abraham Lincoln: Then and Now | Events
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation coming up on Jan. 1, Auburn University at Montgomery’s School of Liberal Arts will install Abraham Lincoln scholar O. Vernon Burton as the latest recipient of its prestigious Weil Fellowship onSept. 23. Burton will present a free public lecture, “Abraham Lincoln: Then and Now,” at 7:30 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 109.
Burton is professor of history at Clemson University and director of the Clemson CyberInstitute. He is also a senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He has authored seven books, most recently his award-winning “Age of Lincoln.” In 1999, he received national recognition for his teaching as the recipient of the U.S. Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year award.
In addition to presenting the Weil Lecture on Sept. 23, Burton will also speak on Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., in Goodwyn Hall 109. He will discuss the Clemson CyberInstitute and how it has advanced the application of digital history as a tool for both research and classroom instruction. This lecture is also free and open to the public.
Established at AUM in 1995 in honor of Adolph Weil, the Weil Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities is awarded to persons of distinguished achievement in the arts and humanities. Previous fellows have included Pat Conroy, Mitch Albom, Dr. John Stone, Stuart Margolin, William Christenberry, George Tsontakis, Marge Champion and Jon Meacham.
For more information, visit www.aum.edu/weil.
Information Source: AUM
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