Upcoming Events

Friday, September 22, 2017
Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Please join us on Friday, September 22, at 3:00 PM for a conversation between Civil War historian Allen C. Guelzo and Nau Center Director Gary W. Gallagher. Free and open to the public, this event will be held in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. A three-time winner of the Lincoln Prize, Guelzo has published many books on the Civil War era and contributed numerous essays and articles to scholarly journals as well as national newspapers. His recent book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf, 2013), spent eight weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His current research examines the life and career of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
University of Virginia

As part of the University's bicentennial celebration, the President's Commission on Slavery and the University, the Nau Center, and other partners will host a four-day symposium examining slavery's impact on American universities. Titled "Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, & The Built Landscape Symposium," the conference will be held at UVA and run from October 18 to 21.

Managing Director Will Kurtz will take part in the symposium's plenary session as well as several panels. Graduate students Josh Morrison, Brian Neumann, and Stephanie Lawton will take part in a panel titled, "For Friendship, For Freedom, For Union: The JUEL Project and the Students of U.Va." Professor Justene Hill of the Corcoran Department of History at UVA will moderate this event.

The symposium is free and open to the public. We will post more details about times and locations soon.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:00 PM, Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

On Wednesday, November 15, the Nau Center will host a book launch event for Edward Ayers’s newest book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017). Open and free to the public, this event will start promptly at 5:00 PM in the auditorium of the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Garage.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
University of Virginia and Charlottesville, VA

The Nau Center will host and sponsor Civil War book panels at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book. The Festival will take place from March 21-25, 2018, at locations on the grounds of the University of Virginia and around the city of Charlottesville. Admission is free and open to the public.

If you are an author with a book about the Civil War era that will be published in 2017, we encourage you to send your book for consideration to the Festival staff. You can do so here. The deadline for the 2018 Book Festival is October 1, 2017.

We will post more details about our panels when available. Thank you to everyone who came to our Center’s panels at this past year’s Festival.

Friday, March 30, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Our 2017-2018 Nau Center Signature Conference, "Civil War Lives," will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018.  We will post more details about speakers and the conference's schedule when they become available. The event will be held in the auditorium of UVA's Special Collections Library. The conference is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage.