Dr. John Recchiuti to Present Mount Union College Faculty Lecture November 8

April 06, 2010

Dr. John Recchiuti, professor of history and director of the American Studies program at Mount Union College will present the Faculty Lecture on Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Tolerton and Hood Hall Room 100.

His lecture is entitled 'Scholarship and Public Life in Progressive-Era New York City: The Activist Scholar in Historical Perspective.'

A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1998, Recchiuti earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and English from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, a master of arts degree in comparative British and American labor history from the Center for the Study of Social History at Warwick University in Coventry, England and a doctoral degree in history from Columbia University.

Recchiuti is the author of Civic Engagement: Social Science and Progressive-Era Reform in New York City, published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2007, which examines how, a century ago in New York City, a group of social science-trained men and women built a vibrant network of scholarship and activism in the city, helped frame the high stakes issues of their day and took action. He will discuss what he has learned about the nature and significance of scholars' civic engagement work in Progressive-Era New York City and offer his perspectives on the opportunities and challenges scholars face as they seek to deepen their engagement in public life in our time.

Each year a member of the Mount Union College faculty is selected to give a special lecture relating interesting or important developments in his or her own field or exploring matters of general concern to the faculty.

The Faculty Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and College Activities at (330) 823-2030.

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