The History Department at North Carolina State University
"The Real War will Never Get in the Books"
The Public History of the American Civil War, a Sesquicentennial Symposium
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The approaching 150th anniversary of the American Civil War provides a unique opportunity to explore the many ways that public and academic historians can work together to engage general audiences at battlefields, historic sites, and museums across the country. On Saturday, March 26, 2011, the History Department at North Carolina State University will host a symposium to facilitate discussions among Civil War interpreters, museum curators, and scholars about how to convey integrated narratives of military, social, and political history.
The program includes a keynote address by John Hennessy, the chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and a comment by Peter Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute and Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies at Gettysburg College. Other sessions will address a variety of topics, including public perceptions of Abraham Lincoln, Civil War medicine, the Civil War sesquicentennial, reclaiming invisible pasts, and interpretations at battlefields and prison sites.
Please register for the symposium by Thursday, March 17, 2011, at http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/smlee4/civilwarconference/registration.html.
For further information, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the symposium website at http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/smlee4/civilwarconference/index.html.
Sponsored by the History Department at North Carolina State University.
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