Sesquicentennial Symposium: Civil War Causes and Consequences

Five College Learning in Retirement (5CLIR) and Five Colleges, Incorporated

Sesquicentennial Symposium: Civil War Causes and Consequences
(To explore issues of the era with modern resonance—e.g., race, states’ rights, and cultural changes)

Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14 at 5:30 P.M.
Keynote address by Eric Foner (Columbia University)
―Lincoln, Emancipation and Race in America‖

Saturday, October 15, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

Morning: Panel discussion and small group sessions—The Causes
of the War*
Afternoon: Panel discussion and small group sessions—The War
and Its Consequences*

Saturday, October 15, 4:00 P.M.
Keynote address by David Blight (Yale University)
―The Summing Up: Civil War History and Memory‖
*Additional scholars already committed to participate:

Kelley Brown (Easthampton High School)
Lois Brown (Mount Holyoke College)
Charles Dew (Williams College)
Paul Finkelman (Albany Law)
John Higginson (UMass Amherst)
Tera Hunter (Princeton University)
Bruce Laurie (UMass Amherst)
Lynda Morgan (Mount Holyoke College)
Ousmane Power-Greene (Clark University)
Leo Richards (UMass Amherst)
Manisha Sinha (UMass Amherst)

LOCATION: UMass Amherst at Mahar Auditorium and
Isenberg School of Management


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE (updated periodically); also 5CLIR Newsletter for March
To request registration materials (available Sept. 1):
Register Early—It Helps our Planning!


About marcferguson

I teach history, including the American Civil War Era, as an Adjunct at American International College in Springfield, Ma. I also teach survey courses in U.S. history, Western Civilization, and World History, and have taught at other area colleges, including the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and Holyoke Community College. While my academic background is in European History, my interest in the American Civil War began about a decade ago. Other areas of interest include Modernism, 20th century World Thought and Culture, The Rise of the West after 1400, 19th c. American Society and Culture, Central and Eastern European History and Culture, and Local History. I have in recent years cut back my teaching drastically in order to devote more time raising my kids (15 year old twins now), including working part-time at their elementary/middle school for the past 6 years, they are now launched and off to High School, and I plan to crank up my involvement in teaching history and local history projects, particularly in light of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.
This entry was posted in Symposia and Conferences. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s