Join the Civil War Institute's Director, Peter Carmichael and Assistant Director, Ashley Whitehead Luskey as they live-stream our virtual program: "Finding the Source!" Over the course of the semester, this weekly program will feature virtual interviews with both academic and public historians of the Civil War era to discuss an historical source of particular interest to them in their latest research endeavors, as well as the source of their personal inspiration to join the history profession.

To watch these conversations LIVE, go to the CWI Facebook page at the time and day of the program. Live-streamed conversations are recorded and available for watching (or re-watching) anytime on our Facebook page or through the CWI YouTube channel.

Program Schedule

February 3, 7 pm: Andrew Lang (A Contest of Civilizations: Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era)

February 17, 7:15 pm: Deirdre Cooper Owens (Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology)

March 3, 7 pm: Matthew Hulbert & Andrew Fialka (The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth; The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Guerrillas Became Gunslingers in the American West)

March 17, 7 pm: Kathryn Shively ("Jubal Early and the Architecture of the Lost Cause”)

March 31, 7 pm: Jonathan Jones ("Opium Slavery: Civil War Veterans and Opium Addiction”)

April 14, 7 pm: Amy Greenberg (A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 Invasion of Mexico)

April 28, 7 pm: Elizabeth Varon & William Kurtz (“Black Virginians in Blue”)

May 12, 7 pm: Kenneth Noe (The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War)