The 2013 University of Mississippi Conference on the Civil War titled “This Terrible War,” will take place October 3rd through 5th at the University of Mississippi. The conference will open with a keynote address by Professor Eric Foner (Columbia University) on "The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln." The keynote will take place at 6pm on October 3rd in Nutt Auditorium.
The conference will continue on October 4th and 5th, 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).
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.
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