2009 John Holtz Memorial Lecture

Emeritus Professor Cullom DavisUIS Professor of History Emeritus Cullom Davis will present “Prisoners of Conscience in the Modern Era” on April 16th, 7 p.m. in the Brookens Auditorium.

During his talk, Dr. Davis will reflect on the lives of modern and contemporary prisoners of conscience, such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Burma), who has been under house arrest for much of the time since 1988 for opposing the repressive national government.

Dr. Davis served for fifteen years as founding director of Sangamon State University’s Oral History Office and helped found the university’s MA program in Public History. From 1988 to 2000 he was also Director and Senior Editor of The Lincoln Legal Papers. He has written and edited several books and articles in American political history, oral history, legal history, and Illinois history. Early in 2008, he was one of thirty citizens world-wide to receive the special Bicentennial edition of The Order of Lincoln, our state’s highest honor.

A dessert reception will follow the lecture in the PAC Restaurant. This ECCE event is sponsored by the Friends of Brookens Library.

One thought on “2009 John Holtz Memorial Lecture

  1. This lecture sounds like it will be very worthwhile… I used to work with John Holtz, and I’m glad to see that there is a lecture series named after him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s