The Eastern Illinois University History Department Chair and Professor Nora Pat Small and Dean and Professor Anita Shelton have recently announced that the annual James Jones Symposium will be held at EIU on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 1-4 p.m. in Buzzard Auditorium.
Dr. James MacLeod, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, will be among those presenting. He will discuss the contributions of Evansville, Indiana, to World War II in the form of construction of landing craft. He has recently published Evansville in WW II. The city manufactured hundreds of ships, thousands of fighter planes, and billions of other materials that made a huge contribution to the Allies’ eventual victory. MacLeod’s book explains how this industry came to be in Evansville, reveals the enormous impact that it had on its social, economic and cultural life.
Student scholarships for the James Jones Fund for the Study of the Experience of War in History, Literature, Theatre, Film and Music will be selected for presentation at the symposium.