Wilkes University


Join Us for the Art in Context Lunchtime Lecture

Please join us at the Sordoni Art Gallery from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for a lunchtime lecture titled In Their Own Words: Recovering the History of Slavery Through Slave Narratives presented by Professor Diane Wenger.  Bring your lunch and we'll provide the lecture!

Wenger is a Professor of History and the Chair of Global Cultures: History, Languages and Philosophy. An active historian with a passionate interest in local history, the material culture of early America, and the history of everyday people, in particular minorities and women, she teaches the U.S. History Survey and upper-level courses on Colonial America, the Early Nation, U.S. Women’s History, Native American History, and Material Culture. A faculty member at Wilkes since 2003, she received the Outstanding Faculty Award of Merit in 2005 and the Outstanding Advisor Award in 2008.

More About the Current Exhibition:  A Stirring Song Sung Heroic is an exhibition of contemporary photographic works by William Earle Williams presented alongside related historic objects. Together, they depict the often invisible journey from slavery to freedom in the United States. The exhibition focuses on sites and historic events in the New World from 1619 to 1865 where Americans, black and white, determined the meeting of freedom. Williams is a 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts, and has received individual artist fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 1986, 1997 and 2003. He was award a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship from 2003-2004.

For more information, contact director Heather Sincavage at heather.sincavage@wilkes.edu or ext. 3365.  

sordoni black and white williams photo