Gender and Race at Monticello Visited Monticello

Dr. Catherine Kerrison, associate professor of History and academic director of Gender and Women's Studies, along with her Honors class from "Gender and Race at Monticello," visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson on November 12. With other visitors, the class toured the ground floor of the house, but then was treated to a private tour of the second floor and the Dome Room (where Jefferson's daughter and grandchildren lived) by Dr. Elizabeth Chew, Curator, Thomas Jefferson Foundation. A tour of slave community life, led by David Ronka, offered a stark image of Jefferson as a slaveholder and a bleak contrast to the lives led in the main house. The trip was made possible by the sponsorship of the Honors Program and the Department of History.

Gender and Race at Monticello visited Monticello
Gender and Race at Monticello visited Monticello

UPCOMING EVENTS

Art History Senior Thesis Presentations   Friday, April 21, 3:00-6:00pm, Old Falvey 105

The Art History Senior Thesis Presentations are scheduled to take place on Friday, April 21, from 3:00-6:00 pm in Old Falvey 105. The Department haas five students who will present the results of their research, and each student is scheduled to speak for about 20 minutes, with a 10-minute Q&A session following the presentation. The presentations will end at 5:30, after which there will be a brief reception with refreshments.