Annual Hugh Hawkins Lecture
Charles C. Mann, award-winning author, will give this year's Hugh Hawkins Lecture on Thursday, September 26th at 4:30 in the Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Building. His talk is titled 1493: Entwining Ecology and History.
A 1976 graduate of Amhest College, Mann's most recent books are 1493, a New York Times best-seller in 2011, and 1491, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck award for the best book of 2005.
The annual Hawkins Lecture honors Hugh Hawkins, professor emeritus of history and American studies at Amherst. A distinguished scholar of American higher education, of the American South and of cultural and intellectual history, Hawkins retired in 2000 after teaching for more than 40 years at Amherst, where he helped build both the history and the American Studies departments.