History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

1/26/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will sponsor a public lecture by Dr. Michael Schwarz, assistant professor of history at Ashland University, on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located on the eighth floor of the Ashland University library.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Unrepaired Wrongs: James Madison and the War of 1812.”

Schwarz, who joined Ashland University in 2008, serves as a member of the graduate faculty in the Master of Arts in American History and Government program, as a fellow of the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, and as Associate Director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program.

In 2012, Schwarz won Ashland University’s student-nominated award for outstanding faculty member of the year. He has published on Founding-Era politics and diplomacy, including essays on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton in the “Journal of the Early Republic,” the “Journal of Southern History” and the “Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Madison and Monroe.”

His current book project, “Albion’s Shadow: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and the British Challenge to Republican America, 1783-1795,” will be published by Lexington Books in 2015. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Vincent College, a Master of Arts from Ohio University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###