Saturday, April 27, 2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford St. Portland, Maine 04101
Fee: $35 general public; $20 students Includes all sessions, materials, and lunch. Some scholarships available.
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Join us for this statewide commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The program offers a full day of national and Maine-based speakers on the beginnings of the Civil War; its causes, constituencies, politics, and personalities; cultural aspects of the Civil War era; and why the War still matters to us 150 years later.
Featured speakers include:
Manisha Sinha, Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, on Emancipation during the Civil War
Patrick Rael, Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College, on Maine in the Civil War.
Breakout sessions include:
Libby Bischof, Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern Maine, on Civil War photography
Cedric Gael Bryant, Lee Family Professor of English at Colby College, on literature of the Civil War era
Gretchen Long, Associate Professor of History and Chair of Africana Studies Program, Williams College, on Civil War-era medical practices, with a focus on the African-American experience
Richard Sautter, Pennsylvania Humanities Council Commonwealth speaker and Adjunct Instructor of Theatre, Messiah College, on the role of the theater during the Civil War
And enjoy a special field music presentation from the 3rd Maine Infantry Fife and Drum Corps!
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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.