The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi invites you to attend the 2013 Conference on the Civil War, October 3-5. This year’s conference begins with a keynote address on “The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner (Columbia University). Professor Foner’s address will begin at 6pm in Nutt Auditorium (350 University Ave).
Eric Foner is a prominent historian of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. He is the author of the influential Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution. His most recent book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010), received, among other awards, the Bancroft Prize, the Pulitzer Prize for History, and the Lincoln Prize.
The conference, entitled “This Terrible War,” will continue October 4 and 5 with panels both days from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm in Butler Auditorium in the Triplett Alumni Center (651 Grove Loop). Speakers include Nina Silber (Boston University), Wendy Hamand Venet (Georgia State University), Jim Downs (Connecticut College), and J. David Hacker (SUNY Binghampton). All events are free and open to the public.
The 2013 Conference is the Center’s seventh Conference on the Civil War. It is presented in conjunction with the History Department’s Porter Fortune Jr. Symposium. The conference is free and open to the public. Information about the event, including a complete schedule of panels and speakers, is available online at http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/conference2013.html. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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