Lore Kephart

The History Department and The Art History Program

The History Department has established a Distinguished Historians Lecture Series in memory of Lore Kephart '86 through an endowment to the University by her husband Horace L. Kephart. The first Lecture was given in September 2009 by James McPherson Ph.D., the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University and the 2003 president of the American Historical Association. Along with other historical lectures throughout the year presented by the department, the Kephart series will have a featured speaker every Fall semester.  See the "History Lecture Series" for information on the any upcoming lectures.

Sven Beckert

Annual Kephart Lecture - Featuring Sven Beckert, November 2, 2016

This year's Kephart Lecture speaker is Sven Beckert, who is the Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University. He is the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf 2014), which was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, winner of the Bancroft Prize and named one of the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of the Year. His topic is "Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Modern Capitalism." The lecture will be held in the Villanova Room in the Connelly Center from 7-9 pm.

Please register for the Lecture here.