**August 20, 2013 update: Latest information available HERE**
*** Holly-Lynn Busier and I (Alfred J. Andrea), the two coordinators of these activities, look forward to greeting NERWHA and non-NERWHA world historians at the University of Vermont (UVM) next October. I hope that many can not only attend the NERWHA Fall symposium on Saturday, 26 OCT, but this Burack Lecture on the 24th. A great time will be had by all inasmuch as Felipe is a fantastic lecturer and an entertaining raconteur. Moreover, Vermont is extra special in October. ***
A Typical Latin American Country—the United States: The Connected Histories of the Americas in Global Perspective: A Burack Lecture in World History at the University of Vermont
The University of Vermont is proud to announce that Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, will deliver the university’s inaugural Dan and Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture for the academic year 2013-2014 on October 24, 2013, 4:00-5:30 P.M. in the North Lounge of Billings Library. A reception follows. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Professor Fernández-Armesto’s address, “A Typical Latin American Country—the United States: The Connected Histories of the Americas in Global Perspective,” which is drawn from his forthcoming book All Right in America, will illustrate how looking at the history of the United States through Hispanic eyes and from a global perspective allows one to see US history in a light that has been neglected in the schools.
Professor Fernández-Armesto is the author or editor of thirty-three books on a wide variety of topics relating to world history, especially in the areas of exploration and colonization, environmentalism, and the transmission across vast spaces of commodities and ideas. Additionally, he has authored several surveys of the history of the interconnected human community that have become standard texts in the field. These include: The World: a History (2006); So You Think You're Human: a Brief History of the Concept of Humankind (2004); Civilizations: Culture, Ambition and the Transformation of Nature (2000 and 2001); and Millennium: a history of the last thousand years (1995). Several of his books have won prestigious awards, including: Pathfinders: a Global History of Exploration (2006), which received the World History Association Book Prize. He has received numerous honors in his native Great Britain as well as throughout the Spanish-speaking world and in the United States. These include several honorary doctorates, fellowship in the Royal Historical Society, and election to the Academia Europea.
The setting for his address, Billings Library, is special. Completed in 1885 and located on the northeast corner of the University Green, it is considered one of the masterpieces of the genius of H. H. (Henry Hobson) Richardson, master of the American Neo-Romanesque Movement (also known as “Richardsonian Romanesque”), of which his Trinity Church in Copley Square, Boston, is the most celebrated example. The surrounding grounds were laid out by the firm of Frederick Law Olmstead, the father of American landscape design and Richardson’s close friend and neighbor. A map of the UVM campus and driving directions to Burlington, Vermont are available on the university’s website http://www.uvm.edu .
For full announcement, see HERE