The Society of Civil War Historians will host their biennial academic conference at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel on June 12-14, 2014. The goal of the conference is to promote the integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history on the Civil War era among historians, graduate students, and professionals who interpret history in museums, national parks, archives, and other public facilities.
CONFERENCE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.
* Call for Papers - Closed as of September 13, 2013. All proposals must be submitted as one PDF file sent electronically to the Richards Center.
* Program: (Please contact the Richards Center if you have any corrections to the program.)
*Conference registration form
* Membership to The Society of Civil War Historians.
* Credit Card Preregistration Secure Web Site: under eStore - George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center.
* Academic Press Tables (more information and registration form)
* Hotel: Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland
* Maps and Directions
The SCWH held its biennial conference at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky, June 14-16. Two hundred, thirty people registered for the conference, approximately the same number that registered for the previous conference in Richmond, Virginia.
The Kentucky Historical Society and the Filson Historical Society co-sponsored the Thursday banquet and the closing reception on Saturday. Kent Whitworth, executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society, and Mark V. Wetherington, director of the Filson Historical Society, both spoke briefly at the Thursday banquet and welcomed the Society and the conference attendees to Lexington.
Lorien Foote presented the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award to Evan Rothera, a PhD candidate at Penn State University, for his paper “‘Our South American Cousin’: Domingo F. Sarmiento and the Case for Comparative Reconstruction.” The committee praised the paper’s transnational approach to Reconstruction and its wealth of rich resources, including foreign language sources.
Incoming Society president Anne Rubin and Vice Admiral James Sagerholm and Len Riedel of the Blue and Gray Education Society presented the Excellence in Public History Award to Stephen Bartkus of the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington, Connecticut. The $5,000 award was given in recognition of the museum’s online exhibit, Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington’s Civil War Soldiers. Bartkus and a volunteer staff tracked down letters from over 40 Washington residents who served in the Civil War to create this exhibit and educate visitors about the small town’s Civil War experience. Here is the link to the online exhibit: http://washingtoncivilwarsoldiers.weebly.com/
The Society recognized Gary Gallagher, a past president, for his distinguished service to the Society of Civil War Historians and the field of Civil War History. George Rable presented Gary with a plaque and a rare first edition of Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs on behalf of the Society.
Evan Rothera and Lorien Fotte
Len Riedel, Admiral James Sagerholm, Anne Rubin, and Stephen Bartkus
Gary Gallagher & George Rable
Gary Gallagher & George Rable