Drew Faust Will Give 2011 Jefferson Lecture

March 22, 2011

Drew Gilpin Faust, a historian of the Civil War and the American South, was named Monday by the National Endowment for the Humanities to give the 2011 Jefferson Lecture, the top honor the federal government bestows for scholarship in the humanities. Faust is of course also known as the president of Harvard University. Jim Leach, chair of the NEH, said in a statement: "It is a rare individual who can break new ground from both the library archives and the president’s podium." This year's lecture will be May 2.

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