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The Lawrence Ruff Endowed Chair in 18th Century Studies

A semester-long visiting position offered every two years.

This position is designed to bring in expertise to enrich our programs and to spark new scholarly exchange within and across departments. The Ruff Chair is required to teach a seminar and give a public lecture on recent research in the field.

Past Recipients

Spring 2014: David Brewer, Ohio State University

Spring 2016: Cynthia Richards, Wittenberg University

Spring 2018: Jodi Wyett, Xavier University

Spring 2020: Kirk McAuley, Washington State University