Bod Brief: Lincoln lecture open to public

Don Doyle, McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, will lecture on the international repercussions of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination 7 p.m. Feb. 1, in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

Doyle authored “The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the Civil War,” a well-regarded book on the Gettysburg Address. Doyle also wrote other books on American history, such as “Faulkner’s County” and “New Men, New Cities, New South.”

This lecture, named “Viva Lincoln! The World Responds to Lincoln’s Assassination,” is the Lincoln Harman Lecture for 2017. Lincoln Harman Lecture is named after President Lincoln and Jerome Harman, who created the lecture fund. It is a lecture series dedicated to encouraging interest in life and ideals of Lincoln.

Doyle will speak as a Fink Visiting Professor and the College of Arts and Sciences, Leadership Institute, English Department, History Department and the President’s office sponsor the lecture.