The Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence was established in 2009 in honor of Jolyon P. Girard, Ph.D., who taught history and political science at Cabrini for more than 30 years.
The Scholar‑in‑Residence enables the College to bring to campus historians or other appropriate scholars who have earned recognition for outstanding scholarship, and who share Girard’s passion for teaching.
The program was made possible by contributions from more than 120 donors.
Author and scholar Harold Holzer will present his most recent research on Abraham Lincoln at Cabrini College as the 2013–14 Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar‑in‑Residence.
Holzer’s address, “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion,” marks his first presentation of material from a forthcoming book by the same title.
Through this innovative research, Holzer will shed new light on the long-ignored intersection of press and politics in the age of Abraham Lincoln.
Holzer has authored or edited 46 books, and he is one of the leading Lincoln scholars in the world.
His latest book is “The Civil War in 50 Objects,” written for The New York Historical Society. His other recent volumes include:
“1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year,” co-edited with Sara Gabbard
“Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America,” the official young adult companion book to the Steven Spielberg film
“Emancipating Lincoln: The Emancipation Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory” (Harvard University Press) Henry Louis Gates Jr. called this work an “essential guide to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.”
In 2013, Holzer was one of 10 historians invited by the U. S. Senate to contribute essays (his on the Emancipation Proclamation) to the official portfolio for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
A prolific author and lecturer, Holzer is Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the largest and most comprehensive art museum in the western hemisphere.
He joined the museum as Chief Communications Officer in 1992 and was named vice president in 1996 and senior vice president in 2005. His responsibilities include Government Affairs, Multi‑Cultural Audience Development, Admissions, and Visitor Services.
More information is available at http://haroldholzer.com.
For more information about the Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar‑in‑Residence, contact Maureen Catania at 610-902-8301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.