Dr. Richard Carwardine, a renowned historian and former president of Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford, will present a free, public lecture titled "The Foundations of American Democracy: 1776-1865" at 6:30 p.m. in Olin Fine Arts Center at Washington & Jefferson College.
Carwardine specializes in American history from the American Revolution through the Civil War, and is best known as a leading authority on Abraham Lincoln. Carwardine served as president of Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford until 2017. He continues to hold an appointment as Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford and has been recognized as a Lincoln Prize laureate and a fellow of the British Academy. He is a founding member of the Learned Society of Wales and was elected to the Order of Lincoln by the State of Illinois.
This event is part of Washington & Jefferson College's Symposium on Democracy: https://www.washjeff.edu/democracy