Natalie Zemon Davis: "Braided Histories: Jews, Africans and Philosophies in 18th-Century Suriname"

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Mills Godwin Building - Auditorium

Lecture Series

President's Lecture Series; Annual Film and Video Festival


Historian Natalie Zemon Davis will discuss "Braided Histories: Jews, Africans and Philosophies in 18th-Century Suriname" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, [2002] for the Old Dominion University President's Lecture Series.

The Distinguished Presidential Lecture in History, Davis' talk will be held in the Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building auditorium and is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Her visit is in conjunction with Old Dominion's 5th Annual Film and Video Festival.

Davis is recognized as a pioneer in the study of women and gender, the history of Jews in early modern Europe and Jewish studies.

A professor emeritus of Princeton and currently an adjunct professor of history and senior fellow in comparative literature and professor of medieval studies at the University of Toronto, Davis has conducted research on the social and cultural history of 16th-century France and early modern Europe, focusing on the lives and values of peasants, artisans and women to analyze the relation to other social groups and to power, property and authority.

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