Join the Fort Pitt Museum in welcoming Matthew Dziennik, whose presentation, From Dunvegan to Duquesne: Highlanders in the French & Indian War, will draw attention to the service of Highlander soldiers in the French & Indian War.
The presentation will draw attention to the service of Highlander soldiers in the French & Indian War. Beginning in Scotland, it will analyze the recruitment of men into the regiments before charting their experiences as soldiers in North America. Focusing largely on the campaigns in western Pennsylvania from 1758 to 1763, the presentation will be consciously iconoclastic, seeking to analyze why certain myths about the Highland soldier emerged, why they were sustained, and why they proved useful to both the Highlands and the British Empire.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Online registration will close at the end of business on Friday, Sept. 18. Any remaining registrations will be available for purchase on the day of the program on a first come, first served basis at the admissions desk.
For more information, please contact Event & Visitor Services Coordinator, Mariah Simensky, at 412-281-9284 or email@example.com.
Matthew Dziennik is an assistant professor of British and British imperial history at the United States Naval Academy. Born and raised in the Scottish Highlands, he is the author of “The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America” (Yale University Press, 2015) in addition to numerous articles and chapters on the history of the British Army.