(March 17, 2017) – Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner on March 24
“The Madness of Mary Telfair.” Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner, an assistant professor of history. Citing the contest of Mary Telfair’s will by disgruntled nephews, who claimed that their aunt was mentally unfit, Turner will examine how gendered assumptions informed late 19th-century medical and legal understandings of madness and insanity.
Turner’s research and teaching interests include women, medicine and the law in the 19th-century South. Her award-winning research in this area has been published in the Journal of the Civil War Era and forms the subject of her current book manuscript, From Midwives to Physicians. She earned a Ph.D. from Duke University, a M.A. from La Trobe University and a B.A. from Monash University.
This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, March 24, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Armstrong State University - Ogeechee Theatre
11935 Abercorn Street
NOTE TO MEDIA:
Media may contact Melanie Simón at 912.344.2904 or Melanie.Simon@armstrong.edu for more information or interview/image requests.