Historian Dr. Emmet Kennedy will deliver a lecture entitled “The Survival of a Non-Juror: the Abbe Sicard and the Founding of the National Institute of Deaf-Mutes during the Reign of Terror” to the students and faculty of Christendom College at 4 p.m. in St. Kilian’s Café on March 12. This lecture will be part of the college’s Faith & Reason Lecture Series.
Kennedy is professor emeritus at George Washington University and currently an adjunct professor of history at Christendom College. He is a world-renowned expert on the French Revolution and author of many celebrated works on it, including A Cultural History of the French Revolution.
Kennedy received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. from Brandeis in French history. Before coming to GW in 1973, he taught at Kent State University and at the University of Toulouse in France. He is a former fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He currently offers courses on the history of France, the French Revolution, and European intellectual history.
His other books include, A Philosophe in the Age of Revolution: Destutt de Tracy and the Origins of “Ideology” (American Philosophical Society, 1978) Theatre, Opera and Audiences in Revolutionary Paris (Greenwood, 1996) and Secularism and its Critics in European Thought (2006).
The Faith & Reason Lecture Series was born of the spirit of Faith & Reason, the academic journal of Christendom College. The mission of the journal and this series is to create an educated Catholic laity—a laity in love with all that is good, beautiful, and true. Find out more here.