The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia annual lecture at VCU

March 16, 2017

Dr. Andrew O'Shaughnessy will give the annual Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia lecture. The lecture is presented by the VCU Department of History with support from the Society.

Dr. O'Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. He is a dual citizen of Britain and the United States. After completing his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in British Imperial history at Oxford University, he taught at Eton College before becoming a visiting professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a professor of American history at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He is the author of An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000), and co-editor of Old World, New World: America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010). He has lectured widely to both scholarly and general audiences including the Oxford Discovery Programme on board the Queen Mary II and the University of Virginia Continuing Education Program at Colonial Williamsburg. He is an editor of the Jeffersonian American Series of the University of Virginia Press; a member of the advisor board of the Fouding Fathers' Libraries Project; a member of the advisory board of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution at the Center for the Study of the American Constitution; and the advisory board of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series.

For more information contact: Dr. Caroline Eastman,, 804 828-0053.

The lecture is free and open to the public.