Event — Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Lunch and Fellowship with David Flaherty

Where: David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Mount Vernon, VA 22121

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of the Washington Library’s 2016-17 class of research fellows as he discusses his research topic, Envisioning the British Atlantic: Strategies for Settlement and Sovereignty on the North American Caribbean Frontiers, 1700-1763. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Details: Flaherty is a Ph.D. Candidate in history at the University of Virginia and is preparing to defend a dissertation on the construction of a British empire in the Atlantic in the early eighteenth century. His scholarship examines early American frontiers in pursuit of a better understanding of the development of states and empires around the Atlantic World. His new research will investigate the continuities between British empire-building and the creation of America’s “Empire of Liberty” by looking at one particular frontier place, the Ohio Valley.

David is the recipient of the Society of Colonial Wars Fellowship.

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Cost: $25

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