Acclaimed historian Mary Beth Norton to speak at two events, Feb. 18 and Feb. 20

Acclaimed Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton will give a public lecture Feb. 20 about her newly released book, “1774: The Long Year of Revolution.”

Professor emerita at Cornell University, Norton will discuss the book Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room. A book signing will follow. Cultural Credit will be available.

She also will speak to students, faculty and staff in “Deliberating Things that Matter: Pioneering Women’s History,” co-sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in the Faculty and Staff Lounge, Carlton Union Building, Room 105. Cultural Credit is available.

Norton has written extensively on early American and Revolutionary history, and is one of the leading figures in American women’s history.

She will visit campus from Monday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, Feb. 20, hosted by the President’s Office, and co-sponsored by the History Department and Gender Studies Program. Throughout the week, she will visit several classes and talk with students. Read more on Stetson Today.