Events

27May

"Historians and the Public" Conference

  • May 27, 2022
  • 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Foundation Hall

Governing America in a Global Era and The Center for the Study of the Age of Jefferson, in partnership with the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, present a day-long conference entitled “Historians and the Public,” featuring scholars, authors, historians, and legal experts across a range of fields.

26May

Keynote Lecture of "Historians and the Public" Conference

  • May 26, 2022
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Foundation Hall

Governing America in a Global Era and The Center for the Study of the Age of Jefferson, in partnership with the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, invite you to join Annette Gordon-Reed in Foundation Hall for a talk on her New York Times bestselling book, On Juneteenth (Liveright Publishing, 2021). Annette Gordon-Reed is a Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School, and an award-winning author of six books. 

08Apr

2022 Shadwell Speaker Series featuring Taylor Branch

  • April 8, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Zoom

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Shadwell Society present the 8th annual Shadwell Speaker Series featuring Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years

22Feb

Crisis in Ukraine: The Origins of the Next War in Europe

  • February 22, 2022
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Zoom

Join the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and GAGE for a roundtable discussion about the crisis in Ukraine. William Hitchcock, the Corcoran Professor of History at U.Va., will moderate a discussion between Dr. Mary Sarotte, the Kravis Professor of Historical Studies at Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Serhii Plokhy, the Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard.

 

12Nov

Age of Jefferson Inaugural Lecture

  • November 12, 2021
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Zoom

Join historian Andrew O’Shaughnessy for an engaging talk about his latest book, The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University. O’Shaughnessy will discuss how Jefferson’s vision anticipated the modern university and profoundly influenced the development of American higher education. The University of Virginia was the most visible apex of what was a much broader educational vision that distinguishes Jefferson as one of the earliest advocates of a public education system. 

14Oct

The Lessons of War: U.S., Afghanistan, and Iraq since 9/11

  • October 14, 2021
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Foundation Hall

Sponsored by Governing America in a Global Era (GAGE), this is the first in a series of talks that examine topics around US and the world. Join us for a panel discussion featuring Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institute Senior Fellow, and student representatives. Registration is currently closed. Please e-mail us to be added to the waitlist. 

07May

Aesthetics in Art & Aesthetics in Time

  • May 7, 2021
  • 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Zoom

What inspires aesthetic experience? What does it mean to encounter a work of art? How can aesthetic encounters forge ties and create social bonds? What is the relationship between aesthetics and temporality? Eleven scholars from eight universities and colleges will examine these questions and more during this two-day interdisciplinary conference. Read the full schedule here

28Apr

2021 Shadwell Speaker Series featuring Dr. Francis Collins and Professor Vivian Riefberg

  • April 28, 2021
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Zoom

Join Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins (Col ’70) and healthcare expert Vivian Riefberg, recently appointed the David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor at the Darden School of Business, for a candid discussion about the challenges facing today’s global healthcare industry.

22Apr

Why (and How) We Study War and the Military: Reflections on New Scholarship

  • April 22, 2021
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Zoom

Join the Foundation and GAGE for a roundtable discussion about the study of war and military history. William Hitchcock, the Corcoran Professor of History at U.Va., will moderate a discussion among three leading scholars in the field: Beth Bailey, director of the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas, Caroline Janney, the John L Nau III Professor in History of American Civil War at U.Va., and Andrew Preston, professor of American history and a fellow of Clare College at Cambridge University.

13Apr

2021 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue

  • April 13, 2021
  • 8:00am
  • Zoom

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation invites you to take part in the 2021 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Designed and organized by Sarah Nelson, the current Ambrose Monell Foundation National Fellow in Technology and Democracy, this interdisciplinary conference, entitled “Media, Telecommunications, and Empire,” is a four-part series featuring 12 leading scholars, journalists, public policy experts, communications specialists, and historians.

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