Chestertown, MD, March 29, 2001 — Eminent historian Dr. Steven Ozment, McLean Professor of History at Harvard University, will give this year's Wingate Memorial History Lecture on Monday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum. The topic will be "Martin Luther and the German Nation."
Dr. Ozment is a specialist in Renaissance and Reformation Europe (1400 to 1700), and teaches courses on the historiography of Reformation Europe, the family in Northern Europe, late medieval and early modern Germany, and European civilization. His published works include The Age of Reform, When Fathers Ruled: Family Life in Reformation Europe, Three Behaim Boys: Growing Up in Early Modern Germany, Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution, The Bürgermeister's Daughter, Ancestors: The Loving Family in Old Europe, and Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany.
Praised for adding life, luster and detail to the social history of Europe, Dr. Ozment uses private journals, logs, family chronicles and letters in his historical research to provide intimate if varied views of life in previous historical and social epochs. Readers can experience history in a manner that is more personal, humane and accessible in light of contemporary values, concerns and aspirations.
The Conrad M. Wingate Memorial Lecture in History is held in honor of the late Conrad Meade Wingate '23, brother of late Washington College Visitor Emeritus Phillip J. Wingate '33 and the late Carolyn Wingate Todd. He was principal of Henderson (MD) High School at the time of his death from cerebrospinal meningitis at age 27. At Washington College, he was president of the Dramatic Association, president of the Adelphia Literary Society and vice president of the Student Council in 1922-23.