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*DIGITAL* When the Bicycle Came to Vermont

November 3
7:00 pm

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Bicyble Shop in Burlington Vermont in 1901
Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event. Register for this free talk.

UVM Professor Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, an invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived in the 1880’s – helping spark important changes in industrial production, consumerism, road policies, gender relations, and cultural ideas.

About Luis Vivanco

Luis Vivanco is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. He studied Religion at Dartmouth and received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton. He has taught at UVM since 1999. He researches environmental social movements in Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, and the U.S.; the history of wildlife films, and urban bicycle use. He has ten books, among them widely-used textbooks and the Oxford Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology. Luis is recipient of UVM’s Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and an ability to inspire students for life-long learning.

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