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Internationally Acclaimed British Historian Will Be 2008 Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecturer

Internationally Acclaimed British Historian Will Be 2008 Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecturer Mar 20, 2008
Dr. Jeremy Black, Professor of History at Exeter University in Britain, will serve as the 2008 Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecturer at Union University on October 30, 2008. An internationally renowned scholar specializing in modern military history, Professor Black has lectured around the world and written more than 70 books. His evening lecture, scheduled for the G. M. Savage Memorial Chapel at 7:15 p.m., will focus on “Why the Allies Won World War II.” The evening presentation is free and open to the public. He will also deliver a free daytime lecture to the university community entitled “War, Technology, and the Rise of the West: 1450-2008 Reconsidered.”

Described as having a “perpetual-motion pen” because of his prolific scholarly output, Dr. Black has published books at such places as Yale University Press, Indiana University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Greenwood Press. His works include Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony (2007); Altered States: America Since the Sixties (2006); George III: America’s Last King (2006); The British Seaborne Empire (2005); World War Two: A Military History (2003); Warfare in the Western World, 1882-1975 (2001); and, Walpole in Power: Britain’s First Prime Minister (2001). Professor Black is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society as well as the Royal Society of Arts, and he is a member of the Order of the British Empire.