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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of the 2016-17 class of research fellows as he discusses his findings at the Washington Library on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A boxed lunch will be provided.


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Rubenstein Leadership Hall
Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

About Maurizio Valsania

Valsania's research topic at the Library is George Washington: A Corporeal Biography. He is professor of American history at the University of Turin, Italy. Author of The Limits of Optimism: Thomas Jefferson's Dualistic Enlightenment (2011) and Nature's Man: Thomas Jefferson's Philosophical Anthropology (2013), he is the recipient of several fellowships from leading academic institutions, including the American Antiquarian Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Library Company, the John D. Rockefeller Library, the DAAD (Germany), and the International Center for Jefferson Studies. He has written the entry "Thomas Jefferson" for the Oxford Bibliographies project.