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 small group discussions, battlefield tours, lectures, and roundtables & panel conversations about the Civil War era. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus.
In 2017, the summer conference will move away from its traditional thematic organization and reorient itself around exploring new developments and questions in the field. This reorganization will allow for a broader program that will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from speakers who have recently published new works that will undoubtedly shape the field in important ways.
Some of the topics to be explored include:
The CWI conference is noted for offering fresh perspectives and new angles on the Civil War as part of an exciting and engaging dialogue between experts and general audiences. Experts for our 2017 conference include:
Curious about what it's like to attend the Civil War Institute summer conference? Watch the video below to learn what sets the CWI apart, and what you can expect as an attendee: