Thursday, April 13, 2017

University of Virginia Ph.D. Candidate Jack Furniss recently published an article in the April 2017 edition of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography... [...]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Through the Institute for Public History at UVA, the Nau Center will employ four summer interns to work on public history projects across the state of Virginia this summer. Amelia... [...]

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

On February 24, 2017, William C. Davis, professor emeritus from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, gave a public lecture at the University of Virginia titled, “Looking for Loreta: A Confederate ‘Heroine’s’ Self-made Myth.” The... [...]

Friday, March 3, 2017

On the afternoon of March 3, 2017, the University and City of Charlottesville celebrated the first annual "Liberation and Freedom Day" commemorating the Union occupation of the university and town during the American Civil War. Forces under Union... [...]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

University of Virginia doctoral candidate Stephanie Lawton has recently received a fellowship from the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. During her six-month fellowship, Lawton will conduct... [...]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Nau Center recently co-sponsored a symposium with the American Civil War Museum at the Library of Virginia on Saturday, February 25, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Titled "... [...]

Monday, February 27, 2017

University of Virginia PhD candidate Frank Cirillo has just been awarded a Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowship from the New York Historical Society. Awarded annually to only two recipients, Cirillo will... [...]

Monday, February 20, 2017

D. H. Dilbeck, assistant professor of history at Oklahoma Baptist University and recent graduate from the PhD History program at UVA, was honored... [...]

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Center’s signature conference for 2016-2017, “The Shenandoah at War: Soldiers and Civilians in Virginia’s Great Valley,” will be held on March 31, 2017.  Speakers will include Joseph T. Glatthaar of the University of North Carolina, Stephen B... [...]

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Nau Center is pleased to announce the details of our three book panels at the Virginia Festival of the Book for 2017.

All three panels, like most events at the Festival, are free and open to the public... [...]

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Institute for Public History (IPH) at the University of Virginia has recently released its list of 2017 summer internships. We offered... [...]

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

On October 18, 2016, George C. Rable, Charles Summersell Professor Emeritus of Southern History at the University of Alabama, gave a lecture in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library titled, "How Much Should We... [...]

Friday, November 4, 2016

UVA graduate student, Jack Furniss, participated in a panel entitled Rediscovering Conservatism in the Civil War Era at the British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) Conference... [...]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Oxford University Press just released a new book compiling many of the submissions to the New York Times's wonderful "Disunion" blog. "Disunion," which was published from 2011 to 2015 during the Civil War sesquicentennial, included blog... [...]

Monday, October 3, 2016

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History is proud to launch our new blog and announce our latest initiative, a digital project researching the lives of African American men, from Albemarle County, who served in the Union Army or Navy... [...]

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Nau Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new board member, Jonathan W. White of Christopher Newport University. White had previously served as a book prize committee member for our 2016 award and will... [...]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

University of Virginia graduate Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh has co-authored a new book, along with Williamson Murray, on the Civil War titled A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2016). A Savage... [...]

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nau Center affiliate Barbra Mann Wall recently coauthored an article in The Southern Quarterly comparing conditions in northern and southern hospitals during the... [...]

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Post-doctoral fellow and Nau Center affiliated faculty member, Michael Caires, is helping the American Civil War Museum in Richmond design a temporary exhibit about money in the Civil War era. With... [...]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia is pleased to name J. Matthew Gallman's Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front (University of North... [...]

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Nau Center and UVA will be out in force at the upcoming Society of Civil War Historians 2016 Conference in Chattanooga, TN, from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4.

Nau Center board... [...]

Monday, April 4, 2016

On April 1, 2016, the Nau Center held its first signature conference titled, "War as Muse: Revisiting Iconic Texts of the Civil War." The theme for this year's conference was inspired by a book by UVA's Dr. Stephen Cushman (Robert C. Taylor... [...]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Nau Center for the Study of the American Civil War is now on Facebook ( and Twitter (... [...]

Monday, February 1, 2016

Prof. Ervin Jordan, a key contributor to the influential Encyclopedia Virginia, has published a new article, “The University of Virginia during the Civil War.”

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Nau Center has partnered with the Institue for Public History to offer three undergraduate internship opportunities for the summer of 2016. Internships are being offered at three... [...]

Monday, November 9, 2015
The Civil War trust has announced an exciting scholarship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in historic preservation.  Each year, the Civil War Trust hosts an annual conference that features... [...]
Monday, October 19, 2015

In honor of the recent opening of the Nau Center last Friday, UVA Today has posted an article with photos from the event and interviews with John L. Nau III, Gary Gallagher, and Elizabeth Varon.  There is also a video about Mr. Nau and the... [...]

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Nau Center for the Study of the American Civil War will officially open with its inaugural event this Friday, October 16, 2015. Drs. Gary Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon will be joined by Drs. Edward L. Ayers and Thavolia Glymph to hold a... [...]

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Nau Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering two internships to UVA students starting in the Summer of 2016. One internship will take place at the Fredericksburg & Spottsylavnia... [...]

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Nau Center and UVA will be well represented at the upcoming Southern Historical Association meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas November 12-15.  Current PhD candidate Frank Cirillo will present his paper " 'An... [...]

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Prof. Ervin Jordan, a key contributor to the influential Encyclopedia Virginia, has published a new biographical essay on Afro-Virginian Reconstruction politician Jesse Dungey. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Graduate student Brian Neumann will be speaking at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation's Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue on September 24.  He’ll be presenting a paper entitled "Segregation and the Struggle for the... [...]