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Krueger Lecture Scheduled fo Tuesday

Dr. Candice Goucher, professor of history at Washington State University, Vancouver, will be the guest speaker for the second annual David W. Krueger Lecture at Arkansas Tech University.
Goucher (photographed) will offer a lecture entitled “Cooking Meals and Metals: Pyrotechnology in World History” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Doc Bryan Student Services Building Lecture Hall.

The event, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities and the Arkansas Tech Foundation, will be open to the public.
The David W. Krueger Lecture was created in 2011 in honor of the long-time faculty member. Krueger taught history at Arkansas Tech from 1960-2010 and retired at the rank of associate professor.
Goucher has served on the Washington State University, Vancouver faculty since 2000. She also serves on the staff of the Center for Columbia River History, a consortium of Washington State, Portland State University and the Washington State Historical Society. Previously she chaired the Black Studies Department at Portland State University.

Trained as a historian and archaeologist, Goucher has conducted research in West Africa, the Caribbean, the Republic of Mauritius and the American northwest. She holds a master’s degree in art history and archaeology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in African history from UCLA.

Among Goucher’s publications and films are the co-authored volumes “World History: Journeys from Past to Present;” “In the Balance: Themes in Global History;” and the video “The Blooms of Banjeli: Technology and Gender in West-African Iron-Making,” which won the Society for Visual Anthropology Award of Excellence.

Goucher was one of two lead scholars for the project “Bridging World History,” which is a 26-part video series and interactive website. She is currently on the board of editors for the nine-volume “Cambridge History of the World” and she is writing a history of Caribbean food.
The David W. Krueger Lecture is possible because of the generosity of an anonymous donor to the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities through the Arkansas Tech Foundation.

For more information about the lecture, call (479) 968-0274.