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History honor society hosts guest lecture series featuring emeritus professor Gildrie

The Austin Peay State University chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society will continue its popular guest lecture series this month with a talk by APSU emeritus history professor Dr. Richard Gildrie.

Gildrie, the author of several books and scholarly publications, will speak at 4 p.m., April 21 in the APSU Kimbrough Buildings Gentry Auditorium on the topic of War Communities and Moral Imagination on the Revolutionary Frontier: Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark and Robert Rogers. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Austin Peay State University chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society will continue its popular guest lecture series this month with a talk by APSU emeritus history professor Dr. Richard Gildrie.

Gildrie, the author of several books and scholarly publications, will speak at 4 p.m., April 21 in the APSU Kimbrough Building's Gentry Auditorium on the topic of “War Communities and Moral Imagination on the Revolutionary Frontier: Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark and Robert Rogers.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Gildrie has long had an interest in early American history. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he published his dissertation “Salem, Massachusetts 1626-1683: A Covenant Community.” He then came to APSU and taught and wrote about early American and Tennessee history for almost 40 years. In 2002, Gildrie and APSU professor Thomas H. Winn co-authored the book “A History of Austin Peay State University 1927-2002.”

Gildrie recently retired from APSU, but he continues to do research into his favorite historical topics. He volunteers at the Montgomery County Archives, and he remains active with the APSU history department, conducting field research and mentoring young history students.

For more information on Gildrie's talk or the Phi Alpha Theta guest lecture Series, contact Dr. Minoa Uffelman, assistant professor of history, at 221-7704 or uffelmanm@apsu.edu. -- Charles Booth