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‘American Experience’ lecture series planned

by Cindy Weiss - October 31, 2005

The Fall 2005 American Experience lecture series is now underway.

Sponsored by the American Studies Program at the Avery Point Campus, the lectures focus on historical issues and events:

  • “We’ll Sing of Lydia Pinkham: Consumers, Critics, and the Rise of Brand-Name Advertising in America,” by Elysa Engelman, exhibit researcher/developer at Mystic Seaport and an adjunct instructor of history at Avery Point, on Nov. 15. The lecture will take a look at the range of public opinions about the famous grandmotherly face of Lydia Estes Pinkham, one of the most controversial images in the history of American advertising.
  • “Recent Research in Terrestrial and Underwater Archeology at UConn-Avery Point,” by Kevin McBride, a professor of anthropology, on Nov. 29. McBride will talk about current UConn archaeology projects around the world.
  • “Native American and African American Communities of the Long Island Sound Area: An Ethnohistorical and Archaeological Perspective,” by Jason Mancini, senior researcher at the Mashantucket Museum and Research Center and an adjunct instructor in anthropology at UConn-Avery Point, on Dec. 13. This lecture will focus on recent scholarship concerning the structure of these communities, regional mobility, and ethnic redefinition and formation.

Light refreshments will be provided at each lecture. All are free and open to the public.

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