Dr. Howard G. Brown, Binghamton University

A scholar will talk about the French Revolution for the Mary Boder History Speaker Series at Missouri Western State University on Friday, April 20. Dr. Howard G. Brown of Binghamton University will present “The Thermidorians’ Terror: Atrocities, Tragedies, Trauma” at 3:30 p.m. in Blum Student Union, room 218 as part of the annual History, Geography, Philosophy and Religion Scholars’ Day. All activities are free and open to the public.

Dr. Brown’s talk will consider how revelations about atrocities and personal tragedies during the French Revolution’s “Reign of Terror” helped to forge a collective trauma for France.

Prior to Dr. Brown’s keynote address, students will present their research papers, starting at 1 p.m. At about 2:50, department honor awards will be presented, followed by induction ceremonies of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international honor society in geography, and Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history.

The Mary Boder Speaker Series is sponsored by the Mary Boder Trust in association with the Student Affairs Blum Union program, and hosted by the Department of History and Geography and the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

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