CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "The Crisis of the 1590s Reconsidered: Philip II, His Enemies and Climate Change," will be the lecture delivered by Geoffrey Parker, professor of history, Ohio State University, at the University of Northern Iowa's 39th Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Seerley Hall, Room 115.
Parker is a graduate of England's Cambridge University. He taught in several history departments in England, Scotland, Canada and the United States, and currently holds the Andreas Dorpalen Chair at Ohio State University. Parker's best-known work is his award-winning book, "The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West."
The lecture is in honor of Carl L. Becker, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1907 and is originally from Reinbeck, Iowa. From 1902 to 1941, Becker taught at various universities in the Midwest and East, with the last being Cornell University in New York.
The Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture is the first in a series from UNI's history department. The next lecture will be by Brian Jones, professor of religion, Wartburg College, and will take place at 7 p.m., Oct. 10.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robert Martin, head of UNI's Department of History, at 319-273-2097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.