Past Events

Friday, April 3, 2020
9:00AM-5:00PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

UPDATE March 11, 2020: Our 2020 Signature Conference scheduled for April 3 has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment. For more information on UVA's current coronavirus polices and procedures, please see:... [...]

Thursday, March 19, 2020
2:00 PM, Harrison Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Important Update: The Virginia Festival of the Book has been canceled for this year. As a result, we will not hold the following book panel on March 19. Please see their website for more information: ... [...]

Monday, March 2, 2020
5:00 to 6:30 PM, UVA Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

As part of the weeklong celebration of Liberation and Freedom Day taking place during the first week of March, the Nau Center and Small Special Collections Library will co-host an event in the library’s auditorium on Monday, March 2, from 5:00 to... [...]

Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA

The Nau Center will co-host this year's American Civil War Museum symposium. It will be held on February 22 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The 2020 Symposium, “20/20 Hindsight – and Insight – on the American Civil... [...]

Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:00 to 6:30 PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

The Center's annual 2019-2020 Crozer Lecture will take place on Thursday, January 23, at 5 PM in the Small Special Collections Library auditorium at UVA. Historian A. Wilson Greene will give a talk titled “‘A Perfect Hell of Blood’: The Battle of... [...]

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:00 to 6:30 PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Join us on Thursday, October 24 at 5 P.M. for a book talk delivered by Richard Blackett, professor of history at Vanderbilt University. He will be talking about his newest book, The Captive's Quest... [...]

Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00 PM, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

As part of this summer's citywide Charlottesvillle celebration of "Unity Days," UVA historian Elizabeth Varon will discuss the role of local African American soliders from Albemarle in the Union military during the Civil War. Based on several... [...]

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:00 to 6:30 PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Join us on Thursday, April 18, 2019, for a book talk delivered by David Silkenat, professor of history at the University of Edinburgh. He will be talking about his newest book, Raising the White Flag: How Surrender... [...]

Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library
Friday, March 22, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, UVA Special Collections Library Auditorium

The Nau Center is pleased to once again partner with the Virginia Festival of the Book by sponsoring a Civil War-era book panel at this year’s festival. The 25th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place March 20-24, 2019 in... [...]

Sunday, March 3, 2019
3:00 PM, The Rotunda, UVA

Liberation and Freedom Day, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, will be celebrated in Charlottesville on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Sunday’s events will begin at 3 p.m. at the... [...]

Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219

The Nau Center is honored to once again co-host this year's American Civil War Museum symposium. The 2019 Symposium will share with attendees some of the ideas and insights that have informed the planning of the Museum’s new... [...]

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Court Square, 9:00 AM; Jefferson School, 10:30 AM

On Saturday, March 2, 9:00 AM, a “Monticello to Main Street” walking tour will begin at Court Square, and tell the story of local freedmen and their descendants who lived and worked downtown. At 10:30 AM, the tour will reach the Jefferson School... [...]

Monday, February 25, 2019
5:00 to 6:30 PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Join us on Monday, February 25, 2019, for a lecture delivered by Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University. Professor Silber will talk about her latest book, This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America (... [...]

Friday, February 15, 2019
4 PM, Caplin Pavilion, UVA Law School

On Friday, February 15, UVA Law School will host a panel discussion of Professor Cynthia Nicoletti’s book, Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis (Cambridge University Press, 2017).  The panel will take place in... [...]

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