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NSU to host WWI lecture Nov. 10

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NATCHITOCHES – Dr. Kathleen Smith, professor of history at Northwestern State University, will present a lecture on World War I at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Cammie G. Henry Research Center, located on the third floor of NSU’s Watson Library.

The lecture is related to the current World War I exhibit on display at the Center to commemorate the centennial of the war.  Smith’s focus will be on the influences of music during World War I.NSU Official SEAL

Smith’s fields of interest include women’s history, 20th century U.S. history, American popular culture, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War.  She is the author of “Whores, Ladies, and Calamity Jane: Gender Roles in HBO’s Deadwood,” in Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By; “God Bless America”: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War and a biography of Lieutenant Colonel Emily U. Miller.

Smith was the recipient of a Special Humanities Award presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. She has presented papers over 50 times at regional and national conferences of the Popular Culture Association, various historical associations, and is a frequent guest lecturer around the state of Louisiana, including the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.

Smith holds the B.A. in American history from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, the M.A. in woman’s history, University of Maryland, College Park, and the Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

For information on the Nov. 10 lecture, contact University Archivist Mary Linn Wernet at (318) 357-4585 or e-mail wernet@nsula.edu.