Join us online for the 2021 Conference of the Society for Civil War Historians
The 2021 Conference of the Society for Civil War Historians features innovative new work on the history of slavery, sectional conflict, war, Emancipation, and Reconstruction. Drawing together scholars, graduate students, and professionals who interpret history in archives and public history sites, the SCWH conference promises a wide-ranging conversation about the nation’s Civil War past. The plenaries and panel sessions collectively promote the integration of social, cultural, military, and political history, as well as the history of memory, in order to shed new light on the most important questions surrounding this momentous period.
Among the highlights of this year’s conference are plenary sessions featuring David Blight in conversation with Natasha Trethewey, former Poet Laureate of the United States and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard, as well as a session on women and gender that brings into conversation the distinguished historians Judy Giesberg, Thavolia Glymph, Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Stephanie McCurry, Fay Yarbrough, and Nina Silber.
Visit the Society of Civil War Historians website: sites.psu.edu/scwhistorians/