Dr. Davis also recently spent two months working on a project called Reading Errors in 18th Century Britain, which looks at how accidents in physical books, such as missing pages and misset type, are transformed into incidents in literary works such as Jonathan Swift's Tale of a Tub. Davis received the Mayers Fellowship from the Huntington Library in Los Angeles to work on this project.
Hampden-Sydney College is a private liberal arts college of 1,100 students located in picturesque Southside Virginia, about an hour southwest of Richmond. The College prides itself on upholding its longstanding mission to "form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning," as it has since its founding in 1775 with Patrick Henry and James Madison among its first Trustees. Students enter as youths and leave as thoughtful and honorable men, prepared to serve society on a regional, national, and global level.
In continuous operation since November 10, 1775, the College is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States, holds the oldest (1783) private charter in the South, and is the oldest of the country's few remaining colleges for men.
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