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.
(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
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
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
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
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.
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.