Dr. James Peck, director of the Arkansas Tech University Museum and visiting assistant professor of art history, will offer a presentation entitled “Kilauea Volcano: Colonial Desire Visualized in Hawaii” in Dr. Robert Charles Brown and Jill Lestage Brown Hall room 134 on Friday, Sept. 13.
His will be the first ATU Interdisciplinary Research Series lecture of the fall 2019 semester. It will begin at 3:30 p.m. All members of the university community are invited to attend.
During his presentation, Peck will offer an analysis of the 1885 Jules Tavernier painting "Kilauea Volcano at Night" and relate it to the 19th century colonization of the Hawaiian islands.
Peck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oklahoma. He has been a member of the ATU faculty since 2017.
Learn more about the ATU Interdisciplinary Research Series at www.atu.edu/irs.