"Ohio Goes to War: The Sectional Crisis and the Fight for Freedom"
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: September 9-10, 2011
Celebrating the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Era in the Ohio Valley, this conference will feature papers and panels relating broadly to the Civil War Era and Ohio. Keynote speakers include Christine Dee (Fitchburg State University), Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University) and John Stauffer (Harvard University). This conference is jointly sponsored by the Kent State University Press and the history departments of the University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University. For more information, contact Robert Shelton at email@example.com.
"The Legacy of the Civil War"
Location: Philadelphia, Penn.
Date: November 10-12, 2011
The history and political science department at Chestnut Hill College will host an interdisciplinary conference, titled "The Legacy of the Civil War," November 10-12, 2011. Keynote speakers will be Michael Burlingame (University of Illinois) and Elizabeth R. Varon (University of Virginia). For more information, contact Barbara Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861-65), the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com) has organized the "Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit" to travel the state from April 1, 2011 through spring 2013. Visitors will see well-known Confederate generals, women who served as Confederate spies, reenactment images [End Page 296] of soldiers and battles, and more. The battlefield, home front, African Americans, and women all are reflected in the exhibit. An accompanying notebook will offer sketches of the generals, African Americans fleeing bondage, a woman whose home became a hospital, and other glimpses of lives from that turbulent time. The tour will visit forty-nine public libraries and was organized through the State Library of North Carolina. For information on the tour, visit www.nccivilwar150.com or call (919) 807-7389.
What did Civil War veterans expect in their war stories? What did the New England Journal of Medicine want from Ann Hutchinson? And why were early American viewers fascinated with slow art? For the answers to these questions and the next installment of Ithaca, point your browsers to http://www.common-place.org. For more information, contact Catherine E. Kelly, Editor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma, at email@example.com. [End Page 297]