HPU History Professor Participates In Panel At Annual Meeting

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 26, 2009 – Dr. Frederick Schneid, history professor at High Point University, recently participated in a panel at the annual meeting of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, held in Savannah, Ga.
Schneid participated in “1809 in Historical Perspective,” which discussed the bicentennial of the Austrian war against Napoleon in 1809. The topic, he says, details the first major test of Napoleon’s grand empire, after its creation in 1807. The panel included experts on Austria, Prussia and Napoleonic Europe.
“I spoke on the reasons why the grand empire held together in 1809 despite the greatest opportunity for European states to break away from Napoleonic hegemony by supporting Austria,” Schneid says. “I argued that the foundation of Napoleon’s relationship with his allies and satellites was framed and understood within the context of historic French relationships dating back to the 17th century.”
The Consortium, Schneid adds, includes 16 colleges and universities, and HPU is a directing institution of the organization. Through the History Department, HPU edits and publishes the annual Selected Papers of the Consortium, which is held by several hundred university libraries worldwide.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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