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Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Symposium

2013 Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture

 

Pauley Lecture
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  • Organized in memory of UNL alumnus Carroll R. Pauley, class of 1930, the Pauley Symposium takes place every three years on the UNL campus. Pauley memorial lectures are held in the years between the the simposia. Both events feature a wide variety of speakers addressing current research in History and other social sciences and engage both academics and the general public in an open discussion of the relationship between the past and the present.

    Pauley Lecture to focus on water and food security, both past and present

    Professor, author and consultant R. Paul Thompson will speak on the current state of food security and technology and the history behind food and water challenges during the Department of History’s 2013 Carroll R. Pauley Lecture.

    Thompson, professor of philosophy and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto, will deliver the lecture, titled “Water, Food Security, and Agro-technology: Current Challenges Placed in Historical Context,” at 7 p.m., Oct. 3, in the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.

    At the University of Toronto, Thompson is a member of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Department of Philosophy.

    He has published extensively on evolutionary theory, population genetics, mathematical modeling in biology, theory structure in biology, philosophy of medicine, and ethics. He is the author of three books (The Moral Question, The Structure of Biological Theories, and Agro-Technology), and he has edited Issues in Evolutionary Ethics. He has held numerous consulting positions with governments and industry.

    He is Past President, and a director, of the Green Door Alliance Inc. (a registered charity, dedicated to preserving agricultural land). He has worked for many years on agricultural capacity and poverty relief in Kenya through Rural Outreach Program.

    Thompson’s visit is sponsored by the Department of History, the UNL Research Council, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Vice-Chancellor’s Office), and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute.

    For further information please contact Professor David Cahan, Department of History, UNL, dcahan2@unl.edu.

Archive

2012

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Endownment Symposium "History, Truth & Reconciliation"
October 17-18, 2012
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2011

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture “Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War”, presented by Bancroft Prize-winner Thomas G. Andrews, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
September 15, 2011, at 7:30 PM
Great Plains Art Museum

2010

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "'A Formall Hypocrite, a Loathsome Animall': Scotophobia, Anti-Puritanism and Charles I's Appeal to Public Opinion on the Eve of the English Civil War", presented by Tim Harris, Munro-Goodwin Wilkinson professor in European history at Brown University.
October 28, 2010, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2009

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Endownment Symposium "Sports in History, History in Sports"
October 22-23, 2009
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2008

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "Religion, Sex, and Politics: The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and 19th-Century American Culture", presented by Pulitzer prize-winning biographer Debby Applegate.
October 16, 2008, at 7:30 PM
Great Plains Art Museum

2007

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "Academic Freedom in the Age of Homeland Security", presented by Barbara Weinstein, New York University, President, American Historical Association, response presented by Waskar Ari, UNL Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies.
October 11, 2007, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2006

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Endowment Symposium "History in the Digital Age"
September 21-22, 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

First Annual Nebraska Digital Workshop, September 23, 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2005

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "The American Century and Beyond: Two German Perspectives", presented by Detlef Junker and Philipp Gassert of the Center for American Studies at Germany's University of Heidelberg.
September 7, 2005, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2004

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "The Kansas-Nebraska Act and American Political Culture", presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mark Neely Jr. of Pennsylvania State University.
September 20, 2004, at 7:30 PM
Warner Senate Chambers, Nebraska Capitol Building