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Dec. 2: Fall colloquium series concludes

FREDERICK, Md.—Religion in the early south will be the topic of the final lecture of the fall colloquium series at Hood College.

Timothy Fritz, Ph.D., will present “The Borderlands Gospel: Diverse Religion and Community in the Early South” Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center Cohen Hospitality Suite. His talk will discuss how European colonials sought to use religion as a tool of compromise and control, particularly in efforts to civilize both Native Americans and enslaved Africans.

Fritz is an assistant professor of history at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. He earned his doctorate in history from the University of Florida. His research continues his doctoral work with cross-ethnic relations in the early colonial period of the American Southeast, a location of intense cultural encounters over the period between Native peoples, Africans and Europeans.

For more information, contact Katy Fulfer at 301-696-3211 or