Please join us on Thursday, November 5, when 2015 Fellow Evan C. Rothera will give his lecture "'There are in Texas men who have suffered much’: Reconstruction in the Lone Star State" from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Willis Library room 250H.
According to Rothera, his project "will shed new light on Reconstruction in the United States as well as placing Reconstruction in comparative perspective with other reconstructions in the Western Hemisphere."
Rothera is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at The Pennsylvania State University. His dissertation analyzes reconstructions in the United States, Mexico, and Argentina. He has presented his research at numerous conferences and received the Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student Award from the Society of Civil War Historians for his paper “‘Our South American Cousin’: Domingo F. Sarmiento and the Case for Comparative Reconstructions.” He has published an article in The Journal of Mississippi History, as well as numerous book reviews.
The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowships recognize and support outstanding scholarship or creative work which incorporates unique digital collections. Fellows are invited to present a brief overview of their work with the Portal through an informal lecture on their research or an exhibit of their creative output.