Objects of Devotion: Religion at the Nation's History Museum
James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
901 Park Ave, Richmond, Va. 23284
The Humanities Research Center and the Religious Studies Program in the VCU School of World Studies presents this talk by Peter Manseau, Lilly Endowment curator of American religious history at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
About the Speaker
Peter Manseau is a fellow at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. He is the author of Rag and Bone, Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, Vows, One Nation Under Gods and Melancholy Accidents. He is a winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Literature and the Ribalow Prize for Fiction and is a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, and he has also been short-listed for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and the Prix Médicis étranger, awarded to the year's best foreign novel published in France. He is a founding editor of Killing the Buddha, and he lives in Annapolis, Maryland.