You are cordially invited to the fourth Sherry Hour of the academic year sponsored by the RFA. It will be held from 3:005:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, in the Academy Room of Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus (UPC). The Academy Room (DML 241) is located in the northeast corner of the second floor of Doheny Library.
Our guest speaker will be MacArthur Fellow Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting at USC. His work examines the origins of modern politics and the modern state with particular emphasis on essential elements often overlooked by political historians, especially information technologies and accounting practices. For example, studying the accounting practices of world civilizations yields unexpected insights into the culture of such civilizations. His topic is "How the French Invented Financial Politics," which is from his new book, The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations. Professor Soll holds his Ph.D. from Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and a D.E.A. degree from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. The author of three books and scores of articles, he is also the recipient of many academic awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, besides the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. He is a star in his field, and we are privileged and delighted to have him as our Sherry Hour speaker.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 740-7122, no later than Monday, March 10, 2014.
There is no charge for this event. Three kinds of sherry, sparkling cider, water, and light refreshments will be served. Should you need additional details, please contact Jack Crossley at email@example.com.
Parking: It is recommended that you park in Structure D (with elevator) or Structure X (without elevator). For Structure D, enter at Gate 4, Jefferson Boulevard at Royal Street (across from the Shrine Auditorium). For Structure X, enter at Gate 3, Figueroa Street at McCarthy Way. Structure X is closest to Doheny Library. Courtesy parking is available for retirees with a Gold Card; all others, $10.00.
Mark your calendar for the fifth and final Sherry Hour of the year, Friday, April 11, 2014, featuring Jack Wills, Professor Emeritus of History (Dornsife College), reflecting on how his studies of Chinese civilization have affected his own perception of what it means for an historian from one culture to understand in depth the history of another culture.