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The John Lax Memorial Lecture
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 John Lax Memorial Lecture has been postponed until the fall of 2021. The John Lax Memorial Lecture was endowed in 1982 by professors Peter and the late Anneli Lax of New York University’s mathematics department, in memory of their son, John, a historian who taught at Mount Holyoke in the mid-1970s. After John Lax’s premature death, his parents created a permanent memorial in the form of this annual lecture. The Lax Lecture is given by a historian of the highest distinction to commemorate the work and spirit of John Lax by making the latest advances in history accessible to the public.
Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and Professor of History at Harvard University
Professor Perdue will discuss how the year 1900 was not only pivotal in the history of China, but also significant for the world of imperial powers.
October 26, 4:15pm: Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor of the Humanities, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis.
Professor Miles's research interests include African American and Native American interrelated and comparative histories and women's literature.
John Merriman, Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale, is an eminent historian of modern France and Modern Europe.
Subaltern Ambivalence, Revolutionary Misunderstandings, and the Struggle for Social Justice in 20th Century Central America.
Professor Little specializes in the social history of the European Middle Ages and is a senior fellow of the Kahn Institute at Smith College.
Metcalf is author of Islamic Revival in British India: Deoband 1860-1900, editor of South Asian Islam and Professor Emerita of UC-Davis.
Princeton Professor Rodgers is the director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the author of four books.
Professor Khalidi, a graduate of Yale and Oxford has taught at American University of Beirut, University of Chicago and, currently, Columbia University.
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