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Jeremy Black to discuss American Revolution at Oct. 19 BYU forum

Jeremy Black, an acclaimed lecturer and a professor of history at the University of Exeter in Great Britain, will be the Brigham Young University forum speaker Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m.

In his address — titled “Could the British Have Won the American War of Independence?” — Black will speak about the relationship between Britain and the United States. He will be available for questions and answers after his lecture.

The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and byub.org. Visit byub.org or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

A widely respected, pro-American British history scholar, Black has written more than 90 books during his academic career. He studied at Queens' College, Cambridge; St. John's College, Oxford; and Merton College, Oxford, before joining the University of Durham as a lecturer in 1980. There he earned his doctorate and ultimately a professorship in 1994. He became a member of the faculty of Exeter University in 1996.

Black focuses his research in British and continental European history, with particular interest in international relations, military history, the press and historical atlases. He has lectured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Denmark, and is known for his enthusiastic and entertaining teaching style.

For more details about Jeremy Black, visit www.jeremyblack.co.uk. For information about the forum, contact Kirsten Thompson at (801) 422-4331 or kirsten_thompson@byu.edu.

 

Writer: Philip Volmar

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