The Revolution of Communication on Topic for annual Driggs LectureMarch 22, 2010
Pulitzer Prize winning historian Dr. Daniel Walker Howe will deliver the Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on March 24, 2010 in the Great Hall at Southern Utah University. The lecture is open to all.
The lecture, part of SUU Founders’ Week activities, is entitled The Communications Revolution in 19th-century America and Its Consequences, and is sponsored in part by a generous donation from the Howard R. Driggs Memorial Foundation.
Dr. Howe received the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2008 for his most famous book What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815 – 1848. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize for What Hath God Wrought he was awarded the annual American History Prize of the New York Historical Society and the annual Prize of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. He is a historian of the early national period of American history and specializes in the intellectual and religious history of the United States.
Dr. Howe is a Rhodes Professor Emeritus of History at UCLA and Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University. He was president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 2001 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He continues to do research and writing, both at UCLA and the Huntington Library.
The annual Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture was established in 2009 with the inaugural Driggs Lecture being delivered by the Honorable Michael O. Leavitt. The Lecture was established by Driggs’ step-daughter, Camille Bradford, to highlight the Driggs Collection which is housed in the SUU Special Collections at the Gerald R. Sherratt Library.