Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

Upcoming events

Monday February 8, 7:00 p.m. ET. “The Birth of a Genre: 100 Years of Slavery on the Silver Screen.” A free lecture and discussion with Dr. Matthew Christopher Hulbert, part of the “New Perspectives on the Civil War Era” speaker series. This “crash course” on Hollywood’s rendering of slavery explores the good, the bad, the well-intentioned (but still bad), and the truly-abhorrent–from Birth of a Nation (1915) to recent treatments such as Django Unchained (2012) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). To register for this free online event via zoom, click here.

Friday February 26, 6:00 p.m. ET. “Confederate Boat Burners and Naval Guerrillas on the Lower Mississippi.” A free lecture and discussion with Dr. Laura June Davis, part of the “New Perspectives on the Civil War Era” online speaker series. Dr. Davis will speak about boat burners and naval guerrillas operating in St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and other Civil War river towns. To register for this free online event via zoom, click here.

March 2020. Virtual Civil War Weekend. Unsurprisingly, this year’s pandemic-era Civil War Weekend will be different. It will be delivered online rather than in-person. It will be free for all attendees. And it won’t even take place at the weekend! Instead, we’ll offer three 90-minute panel discussions on consecutive Thursday evenings in March. The theme for the event is “Resources for War.” Each speaker will explore what Americans needed in order to wage war–ranging from military needs like manpower and ammunition to intangibles such as information, memory, and love. For full details and to register for free, click here.

Thursday April 8, 7:00 p.m. ET. “At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.” A free lecture and discussion with Dr. Tamika Y. Nunley, part of the “New Perspectives on the Civil War Era” speaker series. Dr. Nunley will draw on her new book as she explores how the Black women of Washington, D.C., pursued their own visions of freedom in politics, education, and the law. To register for this free online event via zoom, click here.

Thursday April 22, 7:00 p.m. ET. “The Families’ Civil War.” A free lecture and discussion with Dr. Holly Pinheiro, part of the “New Perspectives on the Civil War Era” speaker series. Dr. Pinheiro will discuss his research examining every Philadelphian-born African American man who served in a Pennsylvanian United States Colored Troops regiment. He investigates their families from 1850 to the 1930s to argue that northern freeborn African Americans fought against systematic racial oppression throughout their entire lives. To register for this free online event via zoom, click here.

 

 

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