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Naval Academy Announces 36th Annual Bancroft Lecture

  POSTED ON: Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:56 PM by

#061-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Naval Academy’s history department invites the public to attend a lecture by Dr. Robin Fleming, professor of early medieval history at Boston College, Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in Mahan Hall.

Fleming will speak on Britain after the fall of the Roman Empire as part of the academy’s Bancroft Lecture series. The lecture is free of charge and no RSVP is necessary.

Fleming is Professor of Early Medieval History at Boston College.  Among her best-known books are “Britain after Rome,” “Domesday Book and the Law” and “Kings and Lords in Conquest England.”        

The Bancroft Lecture series is held each year in October and was established by the Naval Academy’s History Department to honor the academy’s founder, George Bancroft.  The Bancroft Lecture series is supported by private gift funds donated through the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and celebrates the anniversary of Bancroft’s birth (Oct. 3, 1800) and the anniversary of the founding of the academy (Oct. 10, 1845).

Since 1980, the Bancroft Lecture series has brought eminent historians to speak to a mixed audience of midshipmen, faculty, and the Annapolis community about their research and the relevance of the historian's craft to today's world.

Visitors may enter through Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue – recommended) or Gate 1 (at the intersection of King George Street and Randall Street) and will be required to show a picture ID.  All bags are subject to search. Vehicles without a Department of Defense or USNA credentialed driver or passenger are not permitted to drive onto the academy grounds. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (price to park is $5) and walk or ride public transportation to downtown Annapolis near the academy. Vehicles with handicapped placards or license plates may enter through Gates 1 or 8.

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