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“Beyond Utopia: On the economic and social contributions of Icarian Communities (1848-1898).”
March 27 @ 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
The Western Illinois Museum is pleased to welcome French Professor, Damien Rousseliere who will share his research in a talk, titled, “Beyond Utopia: On the economic and social contributions of Icarian Communities (1848-1898).” The public is welcome to hear his presentation on Friday, March 27 at 5:15 at the Western Illinois Museum, located one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. Donation accepted at the door.
Dr. Rousseliere is a professor at the National Public University of Agriculture Sciences in Angers, France, as well as holding research and visiting professor positions at a number of Canadian and American institutes including Western Illinois University. His interest in _____________ have been explored in over 50 publications. His reason for visiting the Western Illinois University in part is to view the university’s Archives and Special Collections holding on the Icarian settlement in the region.
Dr. Rousseliere will share his research at the Western Illinois Museum addressing how many Icarians there where and when they flourished; their form of governance; the role of education in their society; agricultural experiments and projects; and propaganda about the group. Following his lecture, there will be a brief question and answer session.
The Western Illinois Museum is located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. The building is fully handicap accessible and there is free parking available. For more information contact the museum by phone at 309.837.2750, text at 309.837.2613, or email at email@example.com.
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