THE LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR

An Interdisciplinary Conference
November 10-12, 2011


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Civil War Conference Program

To see the full program which includes detailed descriptions of each event, click here. (PDF)

(Program is subject to change.)

 

The Legacy of the Civil War: An Interdisciplinary Conference 

Date: November 10–12, 2011
Conference Venue: Chestnut Hill College, The Commonwealth Chateau at Sugarloaf Hill 

November 10, Thursday

Pre-Conference Event

  

Movie and Light Refreshments  

The Conspirator (Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Kevin Kline, and Tom Wilkinson)
7:00 p.m. — Chestnut Hill College, The Commonwealth Chateau at Sugarloaf Hill 

 

November 11, Friday

 
8:30 - 10:00  Breakfast / Conference Registration 
   
10:00 - 11:30 

Session I Panel I Salon A 

Preserving the Past: Diaries & Battlefields

 

Session I Panel II Salon B
American Diversity and the Civil War: Reconciling Splits Within Minority Communities

 

Session I Panel III Grand Salon
Strategy and Leadership in the North

   
11:30 - 1:45  Informal Lunch/Lecture by Dr. Donald Cresswell of The Philadelphia Print Shop
“Printed Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: The Strong Image”
   
2:00 - 3:30 

Session II Panel I Salon A
The Civil War’s Legacy for Women I
 

Session II Panel II Salon B
The Civil War Legacies for the Law and the Constitution
 

Session II Panel III Grand Salon
Interpreting the Declaration’s Assertion that “All Men Are Created Equal”

   
4:00–5:15  

Session III Panel I Salon A 
The Legacy of Camp William Penn

  
Session III Panel II Salon B 
The Legacy of the Disabled Veterans of the Civil War

  
Session III Panel III Grand Salon   

The Civil War's Legacy for Women II

   
8:00  Conference Address
“Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and Memory”
Elizabeth Varon, Ph.D.
Professor of History, University of Virginia

November 12, Saturday

 
8:30–9:00   Breakfast  
   
9:00–10:30 

Session I Panel I Salon A   

American Diversity and the Civil War: The Irish Community

  
Session I Panel II Salon B   

Post-War Sectional Reconciliation

 
Session I Panel III Grand Salon   

Preserving the Past Through Visual Images

   
11:00–12:30  

Session II Panel I Salon A   

Andersonville Confederate Prison: Victims/Perpetrators

   
Session II Panel II Salon B
Civil Wars: A Comparative Perspective

  
Session II Panel III Grand Salon
The Civil War in American Culture

  
Session II Panel IV Library  

The Civil Rights Movement

   
2:00  

Conference Address   

"Lincoln and the Civil War" 

Michael Burlingame, Ph.D.
Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield