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Historian to give Gregory Lecture

Peter Wood, American historian and Duke University professor emeritus, will present the 2011 Gregory Lecture in the Chapel on Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Wood’s illustrated talk, “Near Andersonville, 1864: Stoneman’s Failed Raid and Homer’s Lost Picture,” is open free to the public.

 A National Book Award nominee and winner of the Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association, Wood joined the history department at Duke in 1975 and retired in 2008. He has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Harvard University’s Warren Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2009, Wood gave the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures in Afro-American Studies at Harvard, which were published by Harvard University Press in 2010 as Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil War.

Wood will spend the week of Oct. 10 at UGA as a visiting scholar in the history department, hosting a seminar for graduate students. The Gregory Lecture is supported by the Amanda and Greg Gregory Civil War Era Studies Support Fund.