Rummaging in Attics: A Huguenot Family Retells French History

On April 10, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m, Carolyn Lougee Chappell will present a lecture entitled Rummaging in Attics: A Huguenot Family Retells French History at the Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4015.

The lecture is part of the Stanford Humanities Center’s Conversations series.

The evening will begin with Professor Chappell’s lecture, in which she will discuss her experiences searching for and using the private family papers of a Huguenot family in France and exploring the professional and ethical issues that arise when scholars use private family papers as historical documents.

The program will continue with discussion during dinner, and will conclude with a question and answer session with Professor Chappell during dessert.

The talk and discussion will be of interest to anyone interested in genealogy.

The Conversation events are fairly intimate and typically range from about 40 to 64 people. Due to the restricted seating, attendees should reserve a space in advance. The ticket price is $50 per person and includes dinner.

Those interested in attending should contact Zoë Bower at 650-724-8155 or

Carolyn Lougee Chappell is Professor of Early Modern European History, Frances and Charles Field Professor in History, and Martin Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

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