Civil War History 49.2 (2003) 210-211
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Awards And Announcements
LESLEY J. GORDON, associate professor of history at the University of Akron, has been named the editor of the new series Civil War in the North published by The Kent State University Press. For more information about the series, contact Joanna Hildebrand Craig, Acquiring Editor, The Kent State University Press, 307 Lowry Hall, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001; email <email@example.com>.
PETER S. CARMICHAEL of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been named has named the new editor of the Voices of the Civil War series at the University of Tennessee Press. He succeeds Frank L. Byrne, who died in April 2002. For more information about the series, contact Joyce Harrison, Acquisitions Editor, University of Tennessee Press, 110 Conference Center Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996-4108; email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ALICE FAHS,associate professor in the Department of American History at the University of California, Irvine, was awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for her postdoctoral research on newspaper women and the making of the modern, 1885-1910.
KENNETH W. NOE, Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University, has won the Seaborg Award for Civil War Nonfiction for his book Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle, published by the University Press of Kentucky. Finalists for the Seaborg Award included Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan, by Craig L. Symonds; Frederick W. Lander: The Great Natural American Soldier, by Gary L. Ecelbarger; Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War, 1860-1870, by Todd W. Groce; The Union Image: Popular Prints of the Civil War North, by Mark E. Neely Jr. and Harold Holzer; and While God is Marching On: The Religious World of the Civil War Soldiers, by Steven E. Woodworth.
WILLIAM PENCAK, professor, and WILLIAM BLAIR, associate professor, both at Pennsylvania State University, were awarded the Philip S. Klein Book Prize for 2002 for their book Making and Remaking Pennsylvania's Civil War, published by the Pennsylvania Historical Association.
Gettysburg College has announced the dedication of a monument to the women who served in various capacities before, during, and following the Battle of Gettysburg. [End Page 210] Ron Tunison has been commissioned to sculpt a seven-foot bronze statue of a six-month- pregnant Elizabeth Thorn, who buried in Evergreen Cemetery the first ninety-one soldiers from the Battle of Gettysburg. The memorial will be placed fifty feet southwest of the historic cemetery gatehouse. For more information visit the website at: <http://www.evergreencemetery.org/womens.htm>; email <email@example.com>; tel. 717-334-4121.
The National Park Service has been working to develop a more effective presentation of themes at Civil War sites by linking the work of the historians with the work of field interpreters, and improving the training program for field interpreters. Much of this effort has been devoted to providing visitors to Civil War sites with a better understanding of the economic, political, and social context of the period. Work that is ongoing includes seminars, interpretive training, historical studies, new Civil War Internet sites, updated interpretive programs and exhibits, and expanded inventories at park bookstores. For more information visit the website at: <http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/icws/icws_toc.htm>.
JAMES M. MCPHERSON of Princeton University, THAVOLIA GLYMPH of Duke University, GARY W. GALLAGHER of the University of Virginia, and CHARLES B. DEW of Williams College have been named as historical advisers to the Tredegar National Civil War Center in Richmond, Virginia.