The Brewster Lecture
Each year the Department of History of East Carolina University sponsors the Lawrence F. Brewster Lecture in History. The Department sponsored the first Brewster Lecture in 1982 as part of the University’s seventy-fifth anniversary celebration and has published the lectures since 1984. The series bears the name of the late Professor Emeritus of History whose generosity supports the series, the Department, and the discipline at large.
The lecture series seeks to achieve four essential goals: to provide students, faculty, and members of the community with the opportunity to hear distinguished historians share their knowledge and mastery of the discipline; to stimulate an exchange of ideas and a continuing dialogue about issues of fundamental importance; to illuminate the present through the reflective prism of the past; and to support a critical requirement of modern times—the continuing process of education.
This year's Brewster Lecture will be given on March 21, 2013 by Dr. Daniel Richter. The lecture topic is "The Tuscarora War: Trade, Land, and Power" and it will take place at 7pm in Wright Auditorium.