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FSU’s Department of History to Host Guest Speaker Kenneth Fones-Wolf
10/21/2010

FSU’s Department of History to Host Guest Speaker Kenneth Fones-Wolf
Frostburg State University’s Department of History welcomes guest speaker Kenneth Fones-Wolf, who will present “Blowing Glass in the Shape of the World: The Local, National and Global Contexts of West Virginia’s Glass Industry” on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in 218 Dunkle Hall on Frostburg’s campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fones-Wolf’s presentation is part of the FSU Department of History’s Martha T. and Ralph M. Race Western History Lecture Series. Fones-Wolf is a professor of history and Stuart and Joyce Robbins Chair at West Virginia University. He has authored and edited several books and articles; his more recent book, “Glass Towns,” explores the coal industry in the Appalachian region in the 19th century. Fones-Wolf co-edited “Transnational West Virginia: Ethnic Communities and Economic Change, 1840-1940,” and is researching the intersection of religious and working-class history. He has received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Eberly College of Arts and Humanities at WVU and WVU’s Faculty Senate Research Award.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Charney at 301-687-3120.

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