Beer here! Prof. Boswell to moderate Neville lecture series

Historian Caroline Boswell, associate professor of Humanistic Studies, will be the moderator of what should be an intellectually intoxicating lecture series at The Neville Public Museum in downtown Green Bay. The series relates to the Neville’s current social-history exhibit, “From Agriculture to Tavern Culture,” over the next several weeks.

The first talk is on “German Roots of Wisconsin Brewing: From the Iron Age to the Information Age,” by UW-Milwaukee anthropologist Bettina Arnold. That program takes place Tuesday (Aug. 19) with beer tastings offered at 6:30 p.m. and the talk to follow at 7 p.m. (For some reason, Neville organizers think this series will be popular, so they advise those interested in attending to arrive early.) More information on Tuesday’s talk.

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Boswell to discuss beer and democracy — Along with moderating the Neville series, Caroline Boswell will serve as presenter at the Sept. 9 session, “Alehouses, Inns, and Taverns and the Origins of a Democratic Society.” She’ll talk about the historic role of drinking houses as places of social and political subversion in early modern Europe and Revolutionary North America. Regarding the larger series, the Green Bay Press-Gazette carried an article earlier this week, read more.

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