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University Scholars Lecture will address “The New World of Asia”
January 21, 2005
SPRINGFIELD - Dr. Antoinette Burton, professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on “The New World of Asia: Images of Cold War Cosmopolitanism in Holiday Magazine,” at noon on Friday, January 28, in conference room G, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The program is free and open to the public.
Burton’s presentation is part of the University Scholars Lecture Series, underwritten by the U of I and featuring presentations by recipients of the University of Illinois Scholars Award from all three U of I campuses.
Burton was chosen as a University Scholar in 2001. The author of several books on India, women, gender, and empire, she most recently co-edited (with Tony Ballantyne) Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (Duke University Press, 2005). She is the author of Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women, and Imperial Culture, 1865-1915, which examines the involvement of British feminists in imperial reform in India. She is also the Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at UIUC.
The University Scholars program was inaugurated in 1985 when the University of Illinois Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary. The program is designed to reward outstanding teachers and scholars on the three U of I campuses and to strengthen the University in meeting today’s challenges and tomorrow’s promise. Faculty are nominated for this award by their peers.
For more information, contact UIS Associate Vice Chancellor Marya Leatherwood at 206-8211.
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