Join the Dr. James Oakes for the 2014 Lincoln Lyceum Lecture, The Scorpion's Sting: The Origins of Slavery's Destruction, on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Mara Auditorium. Oakes was the 2013 winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize for Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States (W.W. Norton & Co.), and currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
View the latest exhibit in Special Collections (Musselman Library - 4th Floor), Slow to Heal: The Evolution of Medicine from the Civil War Era to World War I, curated by CWI Fellow Natalie Sherif '14. Natalie is serving as the 2014 Fortenbaugh Exhibits Intern at Musselman Library, and developed the exhibit to explore the history of medicine from the Civil War to World War I through the use of artifacts, photographs, and documents. Slow to Heal will run from March 17 - August 1, 2014.
Every summer for the last thirty years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted a summer conference where public audiences and leading historians come together for small group discussions, battlefield tours, and panel presentations. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus. In keeping with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, in the 2014 conference will explore The War in 1864. Topics include: Robert E. Lee's Search for a Battle of Annihilation, Cedar Creek, the Battle of the Crater, and the Atlanta Campaign, with speakers like Gordon Rhea, Brooks Simpson, Peter Carmichael, Megan Kate Nelson, and Ed Bearss. Visit the Summer Conference page for more details and registration.