History Careers Day Keynote Announced

Noted historian Dr. Christopher Olsen, chair and professor of the History at Indiana State, will deliver the first History Careers Day keynote lecture at 7 p.m., February 22, 2013 at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. “Crooks, Drunks, and Bandits: Voting in Antebellum America,” offers a lively take on the pre-Civil War American electorate. Dr. Olsen is author of several books including Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi: Masculinity, Honor, and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830-1860 (Oxford U. P., 2000) and The American Civil War: A Hands-On History (Hill and Wang, 2006). The schedule for other History Careers Day events/workshops elsewhere on the Eastern Illinois University campus will be posted shortly.