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Distinguished Lecture in History

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


2018 Distinguished History Lecture Series Details

On Thursday, March 22 join us at the Franciscan Center for a informational and Distinguished Lecture in History. The lecture will be led by Author and Editor Alan D. Gaff – “From Disaster to Victory: Generals St. Clair and Wayne in the Old Northwest”, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Alan D. Gaff Background 

A successful and respected authority on American military history, Mr. Gaff has authored and edited 11 books, many with his wife Maureen, a respected historian in her own right. His works have received national recognition, including On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years in the Iron Brigade (1997) which was a History Book Club selection and University Press National Bestseller. If This Is War (1991) won an award of merit from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and Blood in the Argonne: The “Lost Battalion” of World War I (2005) was a finalist for the Distinguished Writing Award from the Army Historical Foundation. In 1996, the couple released Our Boys: A Civil War Photograph Album (1996) which won an award of merit from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.



“It is a pleasure to bring an author and historian of Mr. Gaff’s stature to Lourdes University. His American military history expertise will enlighten students and help them to better understand pivotal moments in our country’s history,” says Dr. Dwayne Beggs, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the First Year Experience program. Prior to the lecture, Mr. Gaff will present to Lourdes history majors during an afternoon class session and join them for a private dinner.


Each year, the Department of History, Political Science and Geography presents the annual Distinguished History Lecture Series featuring learned experts in the fields of American, European or World history.

Past lecturers have included:  

  • Dr. Luke A. Nichter  – A Decade with the Nixon Tapes: What We’ve Learned and What We Have Yet to Learn
  • Dr. Margaret McGuinness – Women’s Religious Orders in the United States
  • Dr. Joyce Appleby – Coming to Terms with Thomas Jefferson
  • Dr. Susan O’Donovan – Runaways, Ladies Maids and Servants on the Move: African Americans and the Coming of the Civil WaR



March 22
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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