Associate dean presents in Boston
David Buchanan, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, presented at the second Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group held Sept. 20-22 in Boston. The meeting’s theme was “cruising in the ruins: the question of disciplinarity in the post/medieval university.”
Buchanan presented “Agriculture and the Humanities: How education became the family business for the children of a tinsmith and a blacksmith” during the session titled Families Old and New.
Buchanan’s son, Peter, a doctoral candidate in medieval studies at the University of Toronto, organized the session. Buchanan’s daughter, Amy Virginia, an independent performer from New York, and his nephew, Daniel McKanan, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, also participated in the session.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.