Lincoln Scholar Richard Carwardine, Sept. 11

Renowned Lincoln scholar Richard Carwardine will give the
2015 Lincoln Studies Center Lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and
Emancipation,” at 4 p.m., Friday, September 11, in the Trustees Room,
Alumni Hall.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Lincoln
Studies Center, the annual event features a lecture by
a member of the Center’s Board of Advisors.

Carwardine is president of Corpus Christi College at Oxford University
in England. He taught American history for 30 years at the University
of Sheffield and most recently held the Rhodes Professorship of
American History at Oxford. Among his five books is the
highly-acclaimed biography, “Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power,”
which was awarded the 2004 Lincoln Prize. He also co-edited “The
Global Lincoln,” a collection of essays that explores how Lincoln
transcended 19th-century American history “to become a symbol of the
common people’s universal struggle.”

The Lincoln Studies Center at Knox is co-directed by Rodney
Davis and Douglas Wilson, both emeritus professors. A member
of the Center’s Board of Advisors, Carwardine gave the Lincoln Studies
Center Lecture at Knox in 2006 and spoke again on campus in 2013 for a
meeting of the Lincoln Colloquium.