Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

Upcoming events

Friday February 22, 2019. 12:15 p.m. “Empire on the Run: Refugees, Confederate Exiles, and the Gulf South at the End of the Civil War.” Lecture by Angela Diaz (Utah State University). Newman Library Multipurpose Room (Newman Library, 1st floor, behind Library Cafe).

March 22-24, 2019. Civil War Weekend. Join us in Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s 28th annual Civil War Weekend. Nine expert speakers will reflect on the leadership brought forth by America’s greatest crisis–from Lincoln, Grant, and Lee to Robert Smalls and Ann Pamela Cunningham. The weekend will be followed by an optional two-night field trip to the Virginia peninsula.

Friday April 12, 2019. 12:15 p.m. Scarlett Plays Politics: Gender and Nationalism on the Confederate Home Front.” A lunchtime conversation with Kristen Brill (Keele University, UK), recipient of a VCCWS research grant. Major Williams 427. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to by 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 10.

Wednesday April 24, 2019. 5:00 p.m. “The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War.” A lecture by Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University).

May 30 – June 1, 2019. Conference: Microhistories of the Civil War Era. The conference is organized by postdoctoral fellow Caitlin Verboon.


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