Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University history faculty member whose research focuses on prisoners of war (POW) will talk about the Axis POWs held in the U.S. during World War II as part of the next Provost Lecture Series at APSU.
Dr. Antonio Thompson, associate professor of history, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, November 15th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
Thompson received an APSU Summer Faculty Development Grant to expand his POW research to include Italian and Japanese POWs housed in the U.S. during WWII. He has an article on the Italian POWs housed at Camp Crossville, Tennessee, in preparation and recently was interviewed for a PBS special on Camp Crossville.
Additionally, an article on German, Japanese and Italian POWs will be included in a two-volume collection of essays edited by Thompson and APSU history professor Dr. Christos Frentzos to be published by Routledge Press in 2013.
Thompson is an alumnus of APSU, graduating with his B.S. in history in 1998. He began studying the German POWs housed in Kentucky and Tennessee during WWII for his master’s thesis at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY and continued this research on a national scale for his dissertation at the University of Kentucky. He has two books, one about WWII German POWs housed in Kentucky and a second about WWII German POWs housed in the United States.
Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year. All sessions are from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the MUC, Room 303 and include the following:
|Provost Lecture Series for 2012-13|
|November 29th||Leong Lee|
|January 10th||Taj Hashmi|
|January 17th||Foloshade Agusto|
|January 24th||Mercy Cannon|
|January 31st||C.M. Gienger|
|February 7th||Tatsushi Hirono|
|February 12th||Christopher Burawa|
|February 14th||Alex King|
|February 21st||Andriy Kovalskyy|
|February 28th||Suta Lee|
|March 7th||Sergei Markov|
|March 21st||Kristofer Ray|
|March 28th||Ayman Alzaatreh|
|April 4th||Stephen Truhon|
|April 11th||Jason Verber|
|April 18th||Paul Collins|
|April 19th||Carol Baskauf|
The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.