Jones Humanities Speaker Series: 

The Presenters



SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2018, AT 3 P.M. | “Reformation: A Look Back 500 Years...”  

  • Erin Lambert |  Erin Lambert is assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia (UVA). Her first book, "Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe" was published by Oxford University Press in the fall of 2017. By examining the ways in which 16th century European Christians sang of their hope of the resurrection of the dead, the book explores the interconnection of belief and practice, the formation of communities of faith, and ultimately, the transformation of the act of believing in the course of the Reformation. At UVA, she teaches courses on a broad range of topics, including the Reformation, the history of magic and the supernatural, and the food in the early modern world.



FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018, AT 7 P.M. | “The Impact of the Gutenberg Press on Social, Political and Religious Thought”

  • Dr. David Copeland | Dr. David Copeland is the A.J. Fletcher Professor of communications and distinguished university professor at Elon University. He is the author of 12 books and series editor for another 30. He has been named Elon’s outstanding teacher and distinguished scholar. In 1998, he was selected as the Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2010, he was given the Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History by the American Journalism Historians Association. A Northeastern North Carolina native, Copeland holds an undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest, master’s degrees in divinity and church history from Southeastern Seminary, and the doctorate in mass communication research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.