Thursday, January 23, 2020
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 the Crater.” Greene is the former president of the Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and author of The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign.
The event is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore.
Copies of Greene's newest book, A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg, Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater (UNC Press, 2018), will be available for purchase and there will be a chance to meet the author and have your book signed after our event concludes.
This lecture is generously funded by William F. Crozer ’07.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Nau Center is honored to once again co-host this year's American Civil War Museum symposium. The 2020 Symposium, “20/20 Hindsight – and Insight – on the American Civil War” will feature William C. “Jack” Davis of Virginia Tech and Dr. Gary Gallagher of the University of Virginia reflecting on what they have found to be the most essential points of Civil War history; and Dr. Tamika Nunley of Oberlin College, Dr. Susannah Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi, and Dr. Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University sharing their path breaking research on facets of the Civil War and Emancipation history. More details will be published shortly.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Nau Center is sponsoring a panel at the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book titled "Shifting Perspectives on the Civil War Experience." Historians James J. Broomall (Private Confederacies), William B. Kurtz (co-editor, Soldiers of the Cross), and Thavolia Glymph (The Women’s Fight) share their research and writing from the personal side of the Civil War. These books follow the lives of Southern men, Catholic chaplains and sister nurses, and the role of women to provide new and important perspectives for our understanding of the War. Book sales and signing will follow. The event will be moderated from Caroline E. Janney, director of the Nau Center.
The panel will take place in UVA's Special Collections Library auditorium from 2 to 3:30 PM. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore.
Friday, April 3, 2020
We are pleased to announce the speakers for our 2020 Signature Conference titled “For Liberty and Union: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War.” Historians Amy M. Taylor, Joseph P. Reidy, Emmanuel Dabney, and Holly Pinheiro will join UVA’s own Elizabeth Varon and William Kurtz to talk about the experiences of African Americans in the Union military during the war. The conference will take place at UVA’s Special Collections Library on Friday April 3 from 9AM to 5PM.
The event is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore. Copies of our participants' most recent books will be available for purchase.
A full schedule will be published shortly.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Construction on the UVA Memorial to Enslaved Laborers is nearing completion. The Memorial will be formally dedicated in a public ceremony on April 11, 2020 at 11AM at the University of Virginia. Please see their website for more details.