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March 13, 2014

National Archives Hosts Free Lincoln Symposium March 22 in Washington, DC

Seventeenth annual symposium on "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Washington, DC…The National Archives hosts a free daylong symposium, The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. The symposium will provide historical insights into some of the most critically important facets of Lincoln’s Presidency. Trevor Plante, Chief of Research Support for the National Archives in Washington, DC, and Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, will provide opening remarks.

The event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Please note there is no parking at the National Archives.

The 17th Annual Symposium: Latest in Lincoln Scholarship speakers and sessions include:

  • Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review
    ‘Work, Work, Work is the Main Thing’: The Lincolnian Ethics and the American Dream"
  • Fred J. Martin, Jr., Visiting Scholar, UCA, Berkeley,
    Lincoln's Long March to Victory in 1864
  • John David Smith, Professor of American History, The UNC, Charlotte
    ‘As firmly linked to "Africanus" as was that of the celebrated Scipio’: Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the U.S. Colored Troops
  • John Fabian Witt, Professor of Law and History at Yale University
    Lincoln’s Code: The Puzzle of the Laws of War in American History
  • Joshua Zeitz, Author of Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image,
    ‘We Are Lincoln Men Through and Through’: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the Historical Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
  • Speakers Panel, moderated by Michelle Krowl, Civil War and Reconstruction Reference Specialist, Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress
  • Presentation of the 17th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award

The Symposium is free but advance registration is required:

  • Register online: www.lincoln-institute.org/register.php;
  • Register via e-mail: cevans885@gmail.com;
  • Register via snail mail: Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., c/o Clark Evans, General Secretary, 94 Cumberland Court, Frederick, MD 21702;
  • Register by phone: 301-620-0292. Please provide contact information for each registrant, including e-mail and postal addresses and phone number. Please bring a photo ID to the symposium.

See details at: www.lincoln-institute.org/symposia/sym2014/index.htm

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