March 25-27, 2022. Civil War Weekend: A Tribute to Dr. Bud. Join us in Blacksburg as we celebrate the remarkable life and career of our founding director, Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr. (1930-2019). Registration details will be available in the fall.
April 21-23, 2022. The Great Strike: Slavery During the American Civil War. The center will sponsor an academic conference in Blacksburg exploring the history of slavery and enslaved people during the war years. Professors Crystal Feimster (Yale University) and Jaime A. Martinez (UNC-Pembroke) will deliver keynote presentations. For more information, check out the conference page here.