Civil War Institute

The Civil War Institute (CWI) brings together Gettysburg College students, general audiences, and scholars in an ongoing dialogue about the history of the Civil War era through public programming, student internship and fellowship programs, digital scholarship, teaching, curriculum management, and academic research. The college’s minors in Civil War Era Studies (CWES) and Public History are administered out of CWI.

Civil War Institute Playlist

Pete Carmichael and his guests in a Zoom chat

Though the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 Summer Conference, CWI has created a robust lineup of special programming through Zoom, including a battlefield tour and a wide range of interviews with leading historians. C-SPAN programming featuring CWI Director Peter Carmichael is also available for viewing at any time.