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2014
Apr

Unearthing the North Burial Ground: On- Line Walking Tours of Providence’s Largest Historic Public Cemetery

Thursday, 04/17/2014

Thursday, April 17

“Unearthing the North Burial Ground: On- Line Walking Tours of Providence’s Largest Historic Public Cemetery” 

Leazes Professor Francis Leazes of Rhode Island College will discuss the North Burial Ground Project, an experiment in education that seeks to present a wide range of historic themes and perspectives related to the cemetery through a series of on-line tours. Francis J. Leazes Jr. MPA, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Rhode Island College in Providence. A resident of Providence since 1985, Professor Leazes holds a Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in History, a Master’s degrees in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Masters of Public Affairs and Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He chaired the Political Science Department at RIC and for two decades he directed the RIC-URI Cooperative Master of Public Administration Program and currently is the Director of the undergraduate Public Administration Program at RIC. His current teaching and research interests include program evaluation, economic development, arts, culture and tourism and the educational opportunities presented by digital technology and public cemeteries. Co-presented by the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

The North Burial Ground Project is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Additional support provided by the Rhode Island Historical Society.
5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. presentation
Governor Henry Lippitt House
199 Hope Street

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