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Civil War Sesquicentennial Public Program: Still Hazy After All These Years

Published March 30, 2011

Edwin Forbes, “Reading the news—off duty”
Edwin Forbes, “Reading the news—off duty,” drawing, Morgan collection of Civil War drawings, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
To mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War, ASHP/CML in collaboration with the Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program in History has organized three public programs during 2011 where leading scholars and educators will explore recent trends in the study of the conflict, the gap between scholarly and popular understanding of the war, and how photography continues to shape its meaning.

Did the Real War Ever Get in the Books? New Scholarship on the Civil War

Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 6:00 pm

Panelists: Gregory Downs, City College of New York, CUNY; Bruce Levine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania; James Oakes, The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Great Divide? Civil War Myths and Misinformation

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 6:00 pm

Panelists: Jim Cullen, The Ethical Culture Fieldston School; Stan Deaton, Georgia Historical Society; Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia; Scott Nelson, College of William and Mary

Is There Anything More to See? Civil War Photography and History

Wednesday, November 3, 2011, at 6:00 pm

Panelists: Anthony Lee, Mount Holyoke College; Mary Niall Mitchell, University of New Orleans; Martha A. Sandweiss, Princeton University; Deborah Willis, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

All sessions are free of charge and will be held in the Martin Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center (34th Street and Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan). More on the series.

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