Celebrated New Jersey Historian to Speak at Inaugural Research Salon Hosted by Special Collections and University Archives
Maxine N. Lurie, professor emerita at Seton Hall University, has taught and written about New Jersey history for over 30 years
On February 14, 2020, Special Collections and University Archives (SC/UA) will host its inaugural Research Salon, featuring a presentation by Maxine N. Lurie, professor emerita at Seton Hall University.
In her talk, titled “Working on New Jersey and the American Revolution at Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives,” Lurie will demonstrate how and why materials she found at SC/UA have changed the planned content of her book, Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey: Caught in the Crossfire, which will be published by the Rutgers University Press.
An early American historian, Lurie has taught and written about New Jersey history for over 30 years. Although retired, she continues to teach and is actively involved in several research projects as well as the history community in New Jersey. She is the author of numerous articles and has edited several books, including The New Jersey Anthology (first edition 1994, 2nd edition 2010); Mapping New Jersey (2009) with Peter O. Wacker and Michael Siegel; and New Jersey: A History of the Garden State (2012) with Richard F. Veit. She was co-editor-in-chief with Marc Mappen of The Encyclopedia of New Jersey (2004). She and Veit more recently completed Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History (2016). Lurie holds a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University, a master’s degree from the University of Rochester, and a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin.
The Research Salons are informal talks by researchers who have used SC/UA for their projects. The presenters will speak briefly about their research and reflect on how the library’s rich resources have contributed to their work, leaving time for interaction with the audience. The salons will take place several times a year on Friday afternoons from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Clifford Case Room at SC/UA. A light lunch will be served.