Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Communications of War

On Tuesday, September 27, Bridgewater State University’s Maxwell Library will present the first speaker in its autumn events series. Katherine Grandjean, author and history professor, will talk on Publishing Terror: War and Communication on the New England Frontier. This event begins at 7 p.m. in the library’s Heritage Room on the first floor.

In early New England, particularly in Massachusetts, the rise of printing coincided with the rise of imperial war. Most colonists did not experience the violence of French and Indian raiding, but they heard and read about it—at length. This presentation explores communication as an important dimension of war, especially in rendering Massachusetts and the rest of New England more vulnerable to terror.

Katherine Grandjean is a Professor of History at Wellesley College and the author of American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England. She holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. Her research explores early English colonization and the encounter with Native peoples, as well as the origins of American violence.

This free lecture/power-point presentation is sponsored by the Maxwell Library of Bridgewater State University. Members of the local community, students, faculty, and other BSU employees are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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