F901 Fall 2018 Fall 2018 Mason Club Faculty Series, Part 1: Violence and War in Old Regime and Revolutionary France
Mondays, 9:30–11:00, Sept. 17–Oct. 1
Join us at the Mason Faculty Club (Pilot House on the main campus) to enjoy breakfast and a stimulating presentation. The fee includes a three-hour parking pass for the Rappahannock parking deck in the designated visitor parking area and a continental breakfast consisting of fruit, yogurt, granola, bagels and pastries, coffee, tea, and juice. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Sept. 17: The French Wars of Religion. Mack Holt, professor of history at George Mason University. Dr. Holt received his PhD in history from Emory University and has taught at Harvard and Vanderbilt Universities. From 1998 to 2002 he was director of the honors program in general education at Mason, and he served as the department’s director of graduate studies from 2004 to 2010.
- Sept. 24: Military Enlightenment and the French Way of War. Christy Pichichero, associate professor of French and history, coordinator of college diversity and global education in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Mason. Dr. Pichichero is a literary scholar and cultural historian of early modern France (Renaissance through Napoleonic era). She received her BA from Princeton University (comparative literature), a BM from the Eastman School of Music (voice and opera), and her PhD from Stanford University (French studies). She has held fellowships at the Stanford Humanities Center, King’s College at the University of Cambridge, the École Normale Supérieure—rue d’Ulm, the Society of the Cincinnati, and the US Military Academy at West Point. Her book, The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon, was published by Cornell University Press in 2017.
- Oct. 1: Total War and the Russian Campaign under Napoleon. Jack Censer earned his PhD at Johns Hopkins University and spent over 40 years at Mason, where he served as chair of the departments of history and art history and as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In retirement, he has continued his interest in revolutions.