Architectural historian Calder Loth will present “Palladio’s Architectural Influence in America” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the 1948 Theater at Sweet Briar College. Loth is senior architectural historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a curator of the exhibition, “Palladio and His Legacy, a Transatlantic Journey.” The 16th-century Italian architect Andrea [...]
Lawrence Nees, a professor in the art history department at the University of Delaware, will lecture on his paper, “The Eagle Capitals in the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Pannell Gallery at Sweet Briar College. The paper attempts to explain and contextualize the eagle capitals atop columns in [...]
Historian and journalist Marc Leepson will present a talk on the history of Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 in Josey Dining Room. Leepson will focus on the role of the Levy family in the preservation of the third president’s home. In 1834, U.S. Navy Commodore Uriah P. Levy bought the [...]
The Tusculum Institute, a center for historic preservation located at Sweet Briar College, will host a workshop, “Teaching with Historic Places,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.
Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off at University of Richmond: SBC president serves on state commission to observe 150th anniversary
In 1859, the United States was still two years from the beginning of the Civil War, yet there were signs that things were about to change. John Brown led a raid on the armory at Harper’s Ferry, the slave-based economy of the South was at an all-time peak and a presidential election with some calling [...]
U.S. State Department historian Joe Wicentowski will present a lecture on “Colonial Hygiene on Exhibit and on Trial: The Taibei Police Hygiene Exhibition of 1925” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in the Browsing Room at Sweet Briar’s Cochran Library.
At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Dr. Peter Kraemer, of the Office of the Historian at the U.S. State Department, will give a lecture in the library’s Browsing Room. Admission is free.
Vjeran Pavlakovic will present a lecture, “Unwanted Justice: Public Attitudes toward War Crimes Tribunals in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Sweet Briar College’s Tyson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, Sweet Briar College will host the final day of a three-day, international conference on the continuing plight of the Congolese Pygmies, “Lynchburg, Ota Benga and the Empowerment of the Pygmies.”