Civil War Institute Fellow Natalie Sherif '14 will present a lecture with CWI Assistant Director Ian Isherwood on Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. titled Scissors & Saws: Understanding 19th-Century Surgery. This lecture corresponds with the opening of a new exhibit in Special Collections, Instruments of Healing, that explores the history of medicine from the Civil War through World War I. The exhibit, curated by Sherif as the 2014 Robert Fortenbaugh Exhibits Intern at Musselman Library, features materials from the library collection as well as items on loan from Isherwood, Angelo Scarlato, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The lecture will be held in Room 18, Ground Floor of Musselman Library.
ON THE FRONT LINES OF HISTORY
Two Civil War Institute fellows, Brianna Kirk '15 and Sarah Johnson '15, were recently named 2014 Mellon Summer Scholars. The prestigious grants will help fund a summer of archival research and writing in collaboration with their faculty mentors, Brian Jordan '09 and Ian Isherwood '00. Brianna's project, titled Jeff Davis, a Sour Apple Tree, and Treason: Fear in the Post-Civil War North, will explore why Confederate president Jefferson Davis was not sentenced to death after the Civil War. Sarah will be studying Gettysburg at the dawn of the twentieth century, using the town as a case study to examine an American community's relationship to World War I in her project, Gettysburg & the Great War. Learn more about their research projects and plans for the summer.