Professor of History W. Jeffrey Bolster will deliver the annual Lindberg Lecture, entitled “Craft,” on Friday, October 23 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Murkland Hall, room 110. A reception will be held in the same location from 2-2:30. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
W. Jeffrey Bolster was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Lindberg Award, given annually to the outstanding teacher-scholar in the College of Liberal Arts. Professor Bolster’s teaching and research encompass maritime history, African-American history, environmental history, and Atlantic history. He not only reads, writes, and teaches about oceans, but also sails them. He spent a decade as master and mate of sailing school-ships and research vessels in the Atlantic, and he’s currently licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as both master and mate of a variety of sailing vessels.