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Historian Peter Wood to give lecture Feb. 24 at Georgia Museum of Art

Peter Wood, an author and former professor at Duke University, will present a lecture and book signing at the Georgia Museum of Art on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

The presentation, “Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” is based on Wood’s book of the same title published last fall by Harvard University Press. Wood’s book is based on his 2009 Huggins Lectures at Harvard University. Wood studied at Harvard and Oxford and was a humanities officer for the Rockefeller Foundation before teaching colonial American history at Duke University from 1975 to 2008.

The lecture is being organized by the department of history at UGA and co-sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art.