For over 35 years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted an annual summer conference bringing leading historians and public audiences together for battlefield tours, small group discussions, lectures, and roundtable conversations about the Civil War era. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the college campus. Learn more about the conference here. The CWI Summer Conference explores the Civil War era from all angles, offering something for everyone, from longtime students of the war to those who are new to Civil War history. Curious about what to expect? Watch the video above to see what sets the CWI conference apart! Register for the 2017 Summer Conference.
ON THE FRONT LINES OF HISTORY
Gettysburg students interested in blending their interest in the Civil War era with training in historical interpretation, preservation, curation, archives, etc. now have the option to pursue an interdisciplinary minor in Public History.
Housed in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), the minor provides students an immersive introduction to the politics and practice of preservation and interpretation, in public settings and in conversation with public audiences.