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Provost Lecture Series: History professor to present session April 11

4/9/2013

An Austin Peay State University history professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.

Dr. Jason Verber, assistant professor of history, will present at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his presentation is “Germans in the French Foreign Legion.”

All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

Verber earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2010. His research explores the relationship between Europeans and non-Europeans after 1945 and the intersection of decolonization with the Cold War, with a particular focus on Germans and the two postwar German states.

With the support of the APSU Summer Research Fellows Program, Verber traveled to Germany and France last summer to continue work on German involvement in European colonies after World War II, especially the service of Germans in the French Foreign Legion. A number of articles based on this and related research will be appearing in forthcoming volumes in the United States and Europe. Verber teaches courses on European and African history and also serves as faculty adviser to the APSU History Club.

Sessions of the Provost Lecture Series also can be viewed in real time via online streaming at http://www.ustream.tv/user/APSU_CEDE. The sessions also are recorded and can be viewed later on APSU’s iTunes public site at https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/provost-lecture-series/id512216901?mt=10.

Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year. All sessions are from 3-4:30 p.m. in the MUC, Room 303. To see a schedule of upcoming speakers, visit http://www.apsu.edu/academic-affairs/provost-series.

The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.

For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, call Dr. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU, at 931-221-7992 or email him at johnsonb@apsu.edu. - Dr. Melony Shemberger