Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:00 to 6:30 PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

On Thursday, November 15 at 5PM, the Nau Center will host a discussion with historian Peter Carmichael about his newest book, The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies (UNC Press, 2018).

This event will be held at the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. It 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 Professor Carmichael's book will be available for purchase and there will be a chance to meet the author and have your book signed after our event.

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 Caplin Pavilion and starts at 4 PM with a reception to follow at 5 PM.  Organized by Law professor George Rutherglen, the speakers include Laura Edwards (Duke University), Mike Ross (University of Maryland), Elizabeth Varon (UVA), and the author. No advanced registration or RSVP is required to attend.

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

Join us on Monday, February 25, 2018, for a lecture delivered by Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University. We will post more details when they become available.

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
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 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. It will examine the various "theaters of war" in the East and West during the conflict.

We will post more details when they become available.