Professor Virginia Scharff
Randolph-Macon College will host guest lecturer Virginia Scharff on Wednesday, December
1, 2010 as part of its “Edgy Women” series. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m.
in the Topping Room in Old Chapel (Room 212). This event is free and open to the
Scharff will present “The Women Jefferson Loved” as she takes a new look at the
life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the lives of the women he loved. She will
discuss the lives of Jefferson’s mother, wife, slave mistress, daughters and granddaughters
to reveal how they shaped his life and vision for the nation.
Scharff is a professor of history and director of the Center for the Southwest at
the University of New Mexico.
This lecture is sponsored by R-MC’s First-Year Experience
program, Honors Program, and the departments
art history, sociology,
women’s studies and political science.
It is also sponsored by R-MC's Committee on Assemblies and Special Events (CASE).
For more information contact Rich Meagher at (804)752-7232 or