Posted by: ushistoryfiles | June 23, 2011

How will we study Civil War History?

From an announcement on History Net (h-net)

The Future of Civil War History: New Methods and Frameworks for Understanding
March 30-31, 2012

Drew University in Madison, New Jersey

The History and Culture Program at the Caspersen School of Graduate
Studies, Drew University, is pleased to announce a two-day conference
exploring the present state and future potential of Civil War and
Reconstruction-era studies.
Possible topics include digital humanities and Civil War study,
digitization initiatives, transnational perspectives, memory and
contemporary American culture, pedagogy and the contemporary Civil War
classroom, emerging trends in the public history of the war, borderlands
and peripheries, challenging existing narratives and interpretations,
the war in the context of contemporary conflict studies and domestic
security concerns, leadership studies, science and technology, civilian
involvement, medicine, food, environment, manufacturing, and
infrastructure, and new perspectives on gender, race, sexuality,
ethnicity, and the role of the state. The conference aims to engage
multiple disciplinary perspectives including history, African American
studies, American Studies, literary studies, archival and digital
studies, archeology and anthropology, museum studies, political science
and more.

Graduate students, faculty, educators, and public scholars interested in
proposing single presentations or whole panels should send a 250-word
abstract (for panels: each paper and the panel as a whole) and a
separate 2-page CV in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format to by
no later than August 15, 2011. Questions may be addressed to:

Justin Causey
Student conference convener
C. Wyatt Evans
Associate Professor and
Director, History and Culture Graduate Program

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