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Downton Discussions Continue

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 8:15pm


Downton Discussions, a weekly series of talks about the award-winning British drama Downton Abbey, continues this Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8.15pm in Bozorth Hall Auditorium.  Hosted by Rowan's Department of History, the talks will be followed by live airings of Downton Abbey at 9pm.


Each talk will focus on the historical context of a topic central to Downton Abbey, offering insights about questions that viewers often ask about the program. This week discusses property inheritance to make sense of why daughters could not inherit the Downton estate.


Intended to help students, faculty, staff and community residents explore British history in the early 20th century and its depiction in this popular program, Downton Discussions will run every Sunday until February 23. Mark your calendars and join us for the following dates:


26 January 2014: What is an Entail?  The problem of property in Downton Abbey

2 February 2014: Where does an Earl fit?  Explaining British social structure

9 February 2014: "One swallow doesn't make a summer":  Sex and Sexuality at Downton

16 February 2014: "This is Carson the butler":  The Impact of Technology

23 February 2014: White Tie or Black Tie?:  Clothing and style at Downton


A printable schedule is here


Downton Discussions is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Student History Association, and Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society. 


Bring a friend and immerse yourself in the world of Downton Abbey.

Location: Bozorth Hall Auditorium

Contact: Stephen Hague