Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium, 3:30 to 5:00 PM

On Thursday, September 20, the Nau Center will host John Marszalek, professor emeritus from Mississippi State University, to talk about his annotated edition of Ulysses S. Grant's famous account of the Civil War, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. As director of the Grant Papers documentary editing project, Marszalek's new edition of the Memoirs is based on original manuscripts and fully annotated with the aid of the vast collection of Grant's personal correspondence owned by the project and Grant presidential library. Not only are the memoirs well-written, but they provide important insight into the war from the North's most famous and successful general.

This 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.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:00 AM, UVA Rotunda

John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History is proud to co-sponsor the Emancipation in History and Memory panel discussion on Sept. 29th. Rector of the Board of Visitors Frank M. “Rusty” Conner will provide remarks. Reflecting on these historic documents, a discussion will explore emancipation in history and memory with panelists Liz Varon (moderator), Edna Green Medford, and Richard S. Newman. Following the panel discussion, members of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers design team will provide an update on construction.

The panel will take place alongside a temporary exhibition of important Civil War-era documents in UVA's Rotunda. On display will be copies of both the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln and a document handwritten by Frederick Douglass will be exhibited in the Rotunda.

Following the Rotunda panel discussion, these and additional documents, including an anti-slavery broadside, will be exhibited in Special Collections from October 1-21, 2018 in order to coincide with President Ryan’s inauguration.

Location: Rotunda: Exhibition in North Oval Room, Reception in Lower West Oval Room, and Panel Discussion in the Dome Room

Time: A reception will start at 11:00 a.m. Remarks, the panel discussion, and memorial update are scheduled for 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration: Registration for this free event will be available soon.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Charlottesville, VA

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

The Festival has just announced that it is accepting book submissions for next year. Any book published in 2018 (or before March 2019) will be considered.

We encourage all Civil War authors with a book being released in 2018 to apply. If accepted, your work will appear on one of our officially sponsored panels along with other outstanding recent studies of the war.  For the past two years our panels have featured the winner of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize as well as many other notable titles written by scholars such as Catherine Clinton, Edward Ayers, Jonathan W. White, Douglas Egerton, and James I. Robertson.

To submit your book for consideration, please visit the Festival’s website and submissions page: https://www.vabook.org/submissions/.

Friday, March 29, 2019
9:30 AM, Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library

Our Center’s next signature conference is scheduled to take place again at UVA’s Small Special Collections Library on Friday, March 29, 2019. We will post more details when they become available.