Center for Civil War Research/University of Mississippi History Department
2013 Conference on the Civil War, Oct. 3-5
“This Terrible War”
The Center for Civil War Research and the Department of History at the University of Mississippi seek papers for the 2013 Conference on the Civil War, to be held October 3rd through 5th. This conference will be hosted in partnership with the Department’s annual Porter Fortune Symposium on History.
This year’s conference will consider broadly the experience of the United States and the Confederate States throughout the war years. We encourage submissions on a wide range of subjects – social, gendered, political, cultural, economic, and military. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: emancipation and the end of slavery; the military and civilian experiences of war; nationalism and patriotism; internal dissent and anti-war activis ; health, medicine, injury and mortality; enlistment, conscription, and desertion; religion and morality; refugees and displaced persons; wartime literature and journalism; civil and military leadership.
Eric Foner, of Columbia University, will give the keynote address. Professor Foner is the author of numerous books on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, including Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. His most recent book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, received the Pulitzer Prize as well as the Lincoln and Bancroft prizes. Nina Silber, of Boston University, and David Hacker, of SUNY Binghamton, are among the participants joining Dr. Foner in the conference.
A volume of selected proceedings will be published, and all papers presented at the conference will be considered for inclusion. We encourage submissions from scholars of all ranks, including graduate students. To submit a proposal, send a CV and a 600-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1, 2013. Questions should also be directed to email@example.com. For more information about the conference and the Center for Civil War Research, visit http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/conference2013.html
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