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October 19, 2017
Kathleen Brown, the David Boies professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss her current project, Undoing Slavery: Abolitionist Body Politics and the Argument over Humanity, at the annual Frank L. Klement Lecture on Monday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Library, Beaumier Suites BC.
The project is a book-length interdisciplinary study of the transatlantic abolition movement set in the context of contemporary transformations in international law, medicine and domestic ideals. Brown was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015 for her work on this project.
Brown is a historian of gender and race in early America and the Atlantic World. Educated at Wesleyan and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she is author of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia, which won the Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association.
The event is open to the public and free.
The Frank L. Klement Lecture commemorates distinguished scholars in American history. Klement joined the Department of History at Marquette University in 1948 and retired 27 years later as professor emeritus. He was department chair from 1956-58, and received the Teaching Excellence Award in 1965. He served as president of Phi Alpha Theta and the Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin. Additionally, Klement was involved in the International Honor Society for History and the Civil War Round Table of Milwaukee and was appointed to numerous editorial boards and national committees.