Provost hosts roundtable discussion

J. Sanders Huguenin, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is hosting an inaugural roundtable discussion with members of the UVa-Wise faculty who have recently published books.

The first discussion is set for Friday, March 30, 2012, at 4 p.m. in the Leonard Sandridge Science Center atrium.  College officials plan to make the session an annual event. Participants include John Mark Adrian, an associate professor of English, and Brian McKnight, an associate professor of history.  Huguenin will moderate the discussion.

Adrian’s recent book, “Local Negotiations of English Nationhood, 1570-1680,” examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the larger political, religious and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

McKnight’s most recent book, “Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia,” documents the life of Confederate guerrilla Champ Ferguson and his role in murdering fifty-three loyal citizens of Kentucky and Tennessee during the Civil War.

The roundtable discussion will be followed by a reception.This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathy Still, director of news and media relations at UVa-Wise, at (276) 376-1027.