Past Events

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Noon, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room in the Special Collections Library

On Tuesday, April 25, Josh Morrison will present his master's essay. The seminar will take place at noon in the Byrd/Morris Seminar Room at the UVA Special Collections Library. Please RSVP to Clayton Butler at ... [...]

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Noon, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room in the Special Collections Library

On Tuesday, April 18, Daniel Sunshine will present his master's essay. The seminar will take place at noon in the Byrd/Morris Seminar Room at the UVA Special Collections Library. Please RSVP to Clayton Butler at ... [...]

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Noon, Nau Hall Room 342

On Tuesday, April 11, graduate student Melissa Gismondi will present the introduction and epilogue of her dissertation. The seminar will take place at noon in Nau Hall Room 342. Please RSVP to Clayton Butler at ... [...]

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

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... [...]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
12 pm, Byrd Morris Room, Special Collections

UVA Law School professor Cynthia Nicoletti will be presenting her latest work as part of our Civil War Studies Seminar. This event is open to UVA faculty and students only. Please RSVP to Stephanie Lawton (... [...]

Friday, March 24, 2017
10:00-11:30 AM, Harrison Small Special Collections Library, Auditorium, University of Virginia

Our third Virginia Festival of the Book panel will take place on Friday, March 24. Please see below for more details. This event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
10:00-11:30 AM, Harrison Small Special Collections Library, Auditorium, University of Virginia

Our first Virginia Festival of the Book panel will take place on Thursday, March 23. Please see below for more details. This event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
City Council Chambers, Charlottesville, VA

Our second Virginia Festival of the Book panel will take place on Thursday, March 23. Please see below for more details. This event is free and open to the public.

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Friday, March 17, 2017
12 pm, Byrd Morris Room, Special Collections

Jennifer Murray, professor at UVA Wise, will talk about her career as part of our Civil War Studies Seminar. This event is open to UVA faculty and students only. Please RSVP to Stephanie Lawton (skl5az@... [...]

Friday, March 3, 2017
4-8 PM, UVA Chapel and Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

On Friday, March 3, the University of Virginia and the city of Charlottesville will celebrate the first annual commemoration of the city's occupation by Union forces on March 3, 1865 at the close of the American Civil War.... [...]

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:30AM – 4:00PM, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

The Nau Center will be co-sponsoring 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 "... [...]

Friday, February 24, 2017
3:30 PM, Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

William C. Davis will be at the Nau Center on February 24, 2017 to give a public lecture titled, “Looking for Loreta: A Confederate ‘Heroine’s’ Self-made Myth.” He will speak about his book titled Inventing Loreta Velasquez: Confederate... [...]

Friday, February 24, 2017
Noon, Miller Center

William C. Davis will be at the Nau Center on February 24, 2017. Prior to giving a lecture in the afternoon, he will meet with graduate students at the Miller Center at noon to discuss his career and publications.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12 pm, Byrd Morris Room, Special Collections

Graduate student Brian Neumann will be presenting his latest work as part of our Civil War Studies Seminar. This event is open to UVA faculty and students only. Please RSVP to Stephanie Lawton (skl5az@virginia... [...]

Friday, November 11, 2016
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room

The Nau Center is pleased to host a gathering of some of the top Civil War scholars and institutes utilizing digital methods to study and promote awareness of the American Civil War.

Our guest speakers include:

Stephen Berry,... [...]

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Noon, Nau Hall Room 241

At noon on Wednesday November 2, graduate student Lauren Haumesser will be presenting her latest work to a joint meeting of the Early American Seminar and the Civil War Seminar groups. Note we will be meeting in Nau 241.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Noon, Nau Hall Room 441

J. Matthew Gallman, the inaugural winner of the Nau Center's book prize for 2016, will be on grounds to meet with graduate students over lunch in Nau Hall. Please RSVP if you will attend this event.

For more on the awarding of the 2016 Nau... [...]

Friday, October 21, 2016
Noon, Nau Hall Room 441

We will have a lunch meeting on Friday, October 21 at noon in Nau 441 to discuss Stephanie Lawton's dissertation prospectus. Please email Frank Cirillo to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
3:30 PM, Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

George C. Rable will give a lecture at 3:30 PM on October 18, 2016, on the topic of wartime debates in the North regarding hatred and vengeance. The lecture, titled "How Much Should We Hate the Rebels?", will extend the analysis in his recent... [...]

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Noon, Nau Hall Room 441

On October 11 at noon, Will Kurtz will be presenting his latest work on Union General William S. Rosecrans in room 441 of Nau Hall. The paper will be about Rosecrans's faith and family from his antebellum army career through his death in... [...]

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
1:00 PM, Nau Hall Room 441

Clayton Butler will be presenting his latest work on September 20th at 1 PM in Nau Hall, room 441. Please RSVP to Frank Cirillo at  fjc4ae@virginia.edu if you plan to attend.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Noon, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room, UVA Special Collections

We will be meeting on Thursday, April 28, at noon in the Byrd/Morris Room to discuss Frank Cirillo's first dissertation chapter, “ ‘The Day of Sainthood Has Passed’: American Abolitionists and the Golden Moment of the Civil War, 1861-1865.”

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Noon, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room, UVA Special Collections

Brian Neumann and Ciaran Dean-Jones will be presenting their master's theses back to back on Thursday, April 21 from noon to 1:30 in the Byrd/Morris Room. Brian's talk is "The State of Greenville: The Struggle for Union in Upcountry South... [...]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Noon, Nau Hall 441

Adam I.P. Smith – Senior lecturer in American History at University College London and author of No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North – will be visiting UVA in April.

The Civil War Studies Seminar holds lunch-time... [...]

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
3:30 PM, Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
Please join the Corcoran Department of History at the 2016 Cross Lecture:
 
Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor of History
"All About Us: Projection, Wishful Thinking, and Anachronism in Recent... [...]
Friday, April 8, 2016
10:00 AM, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room, Small Special Collections Library

The Nau Center, together with Dr. Kathleen Flake, chair of Mormon Studies at UVA, will be hosting a visit from the editors of the Papers of Joseph Smith documentary editing project. This project is not... [...]

Friday, April 1, 2016
8:00AM-5:00PM, Special Collections Auditorium

Every year the Nau Center will host a major conference on a selected theme, open to the UVA community and the general public.  This year’s conference, “War as Muse: Revisiting Iconic Texts of the Civil War,” takes place on Friday April 1, 2016. ... [...]

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Noon, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room, UVA Special Collections

We will be meeting this Thursday, March 24 at noon in the Byrd/Morris seminar room in the special collections library to discuss a paper by Dr. Mike Caires, entitled, "The Problem of the Gold." Please RSVP to Frank Cirillo if you will be able to... [...]

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Noon, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room, UVA Special Collections
We will be meeting next Thursday, March 17 at noon in the Byrd/Morris Seminar Room at UVA Special Collections for a presentation by Jack Furniss. Jack will be presenting a conference paper, so in order to elicit the same kinds of audience... [...]
Thursday, March 17, 2016
2:00 PM, Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library

The Nau Center is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring a panel titled "The Civil War, Experienced" at the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book on March 17, 2016. The panel discussion will take place in the... [...]

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
3:30PM - 5:00PM, Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections

In conjunction with the Miller Center, the Nau Center will be hosting a discussion with Dr. Gary W. Gallagher entitled, "Abraham Lincoln’s Troubled First Year: Juggling War and Politics, March 1861-March 1862." This event will take place in... [...]

Friday, March 4, 2016
Noon, Byrd/Morris room in Special Collections

William Blair of Penn State--Walter L. and Helen P. Ferree Professor of Middle American History, Director of the Richards Civil War Era Center, and founding editor of The Journal... [...]

Thursday, March 3, 2016
4:00 PM, Byrd/Morris room in Special Collections

William Blair of Penn State--Walter L. and Helen P. Ferree Professor of Middle American History, Director of the Richards Civil War Era Center, and founding editor of The Journal... [...]

Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:30 AM; The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. 23219

2016 Symposium- The Road from Appomattox: Political Violence, Military Conflict, and National Reunion

Co-sponsors and Partners: John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia... [...]

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Noon, Nau Hall Room 396

Jeff Zvengrowski will be giving a presentation to the Civil War seminar entitled "Pro-Davis Administration Confederates, Napoleon III's France, and the American Civil War" on February 11 at noon in Nau 396.

Friday, January 29, 2016
4:00-5:30 PM, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room, Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

The Nau Center's digital historian, William B. Kurtz, has just published his first book, Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America (Fordham University Press: Dec. 1, 2015). You can read more... [...]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
3:30 P.M. in Nau Hall 342
Professor Brenda E. Stevenson of UCLA will speak at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday, December 2, in Nau Hall 342. The title of her lecture is “’Us never had no big funerals or weddin’s on de place’: Ritualizing Black Marriage in the Wake of Freedom.” A... [...]
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Nau 441, Noon-1:00 PM

The Civil War Studies Seminar holds lunch-time sessions regularly throughout the academic year, as a forum for presenting works-in-progress by graduate students and faculty.

The next CW seminar meeting is:  David... [...]

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4:00 PM, Nau Hall 441
We will be hosting a joint meeting with the Early America Seminar next Tuesday, November 10 at 4 PM in Nau 441 to discuss Asaf Almog's master's thesis. His paper is titled "'Guilty of a Skin not Coloured like Our Own': Timothy Pickering on... [...]
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Nau Hall 441, Noon-1:00 PM

The next CW seminar meeting is: Jack Furniss, "'To save the Union 'in behalf of conservative men': Horatio Seymour and the Democratic Vision for War." The meeting will start at noon in Nau Hall 441.

Friday, October 16, 2015
3:30-5:00pm Nau Hall 101

The Nau Center will hold an inaugural event on October 16, 2015, in honor of John L. Nau III’s gift to support the study of mid-19th-century U.S. history at the University of Virginia. The program will consist of a conversation featuring the... [...]

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
12:00pm, Nau 441 Adrian Brettle

The Civil War Studies Seminar holds lunch-time sessions regularly throughout the academic year, as a forum for presenting works-in-progress by graduate students and faculty.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In April of 2015, UVA hosted the closing conference of the Virginia 150th sesquicentennial series.  The conference was live-streamed on C-Span, and the proceedings will be published in book form.