Inauguration Lecture Series

September 19

“That College Near Blue Quincy Bay: Reflections on ENC’s Legacy” 
6:30-7:30
Ruth Cameron Auditorium

Donald Yerxa is Professor of History Emeritus at ENC, where he taught from 1977 to 2014. Nearly 200 of his articles, book chapters, review essays, book reviews, and interviews have been published, and he is the author, co-author, or editor of twelve books, the most recent of which is Religion and Innovation: Antagonists or Partners? (Bloomsbury, 2015). From 2001 to 2013 he was a senior editor of Historically Speaking, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press and currently serves as editor of Fides et Historia. He lives with his wife in Venice, FL. 

 

November 4

“The Providence of John and Abigail Adams” 
6:30-7:30
Ruth Cameron Auditorium

Sara Georgini earned her doctorate in history from Boston University in 2016. For the past decade, she has worked at the Adams Papers editorial project at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where she is series editor for The Papers of John Adams. Sara is the author of Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family (Oxford University Press, 2019), and she frequently writes about early American history for Smithsonian. Her new project, Justice and Mercy, looks at the intellectual and cultural history of presidential pardons in early America, spanning the era from George Washington to Andrew Johnson.