"The Huguenots in France: What Came Before They Converted or Fled," a conversation and book signing with Dr. Barbara B. Diefendorf

Saturday, Aug 22 2015;
5:00 PM To 6:30 PM

81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561


Historian Dr. Barbara D. Diefendorf will be speaking on the DuBois Fort lawn (81 Huguenot Street) about the French Wars of Religion and the experience of the Huguenots in France. Rather than a traditional lecture, this event will take an informal approach, inviting guests to engage in discussion with Dr. Diefendorf and each other in an intimate setting as they enjoy hors d'oeuvres and address questions relating to the myth-making power of history, religious violence and persecution, and the Huguenots’ role in the French Wars of Religion.

The discussion will be lead by SUNY New Paltz Associate Professor of History Dr. Heather Morrison. Dr. Morrison teaches courses in European history from the Renaissance through the French Revolution and has assigned Dr. Diefendorf's publications in courses on the Reformation, Early Modern Cities, and Early Modern Europe.

Following the discussion, Dr. Diefendorf will be signing copies of "Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris" (1991, recipient of the New England Historical Association and National Huguenot Association Book Prizes). Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($49.95 + tax). The event will be catered by Bridge Creek Catering.