Dane Kennedy, Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University, will be coming to the UC campus on Wednesday March 6th to give a lecture entitled: “Continents, Cartography, and the Construction of Space in the Exploration of Africa and Australia.” The lecture will be held at the Taft House lecture hall that afternoon starting at 2:30 PM.
Professor Kennedy received his Ph.D. in British history from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. He teaches British and imperial history at GWU. Kennedy was also the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship for 2003-2004. Some of his publications include The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World (Harvard University Press, 2005), Britain and Empire, 1880-1945 (London, 2002), The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj (Berkeley, 1996; Delhi, 1996), Islands of White: Settler Society and Culture In Kenya and Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1939 (Durham, 1987), and Decentering Empire: Britain, India, and the Transcolonial World, Dane Kennedy and Durba Ghosh, eds. (Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2006).