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Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia

Each fall and spring semester, USI faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts present individual, free public lectures featuring their current research. See our current lineup of speakers for this semester below.

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Virtual LA Faculty Colloquium

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the College of Liberal Arts will be hosting our colloquia series virtually through Zoom. These presentations will be live-streamed to the USI College of Liberal Arts Facebook and uploaded to the LA YouTube.


Upcoming Event

Dr. Kristalyn ShefvelandPocahontas and Settler Memory in the Appalachian West and South

Dr. Kristalyn Shefveland
Associate Professor of History

January 29 at 3 p.m. CST
Zoom Webinar ID: 918 6960 8775

This presentation utilizes the Pocahontas coalfields in West Virginia and the Indian River Farms Company settlement of Vero Beach Florida as case studies of settler memory in two very different but connected Southern spaces that settlers considered frontiers as late as the nineteenth century. Both places constructed fantasies about Native peoples that promulgated enduring tropes that focus primarily on the idea of the Native woman Pocahontas.


Spring 2021 Schedule

David O'Neil

February 26

 A Medieval Mystery: The Old English Alliterative Verse

Michael Strezewski

March 26

“An Excellent House of Private Entertainment"
The Harmonist Tavern in New Harmony, 1815-1825

Anne Statham & Erin Gilles

April 23

From Awareness to Activism: Enhancing Commitment to Social Justice Among Liberal Arts Students


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