UVA at SCWH Conference 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Nau Center and UVA’s Civil War PhD alumni will be out in force at this year’s Society of Civil War Historians Conference in Pittsburgh (May 31-June 2, 2018).

On Friday morning, 2018 graduate Lauren N. Haumesser and Professor Brian D. Schoen (PhD 2003) will take part in the panel, “Envisioning Secession & War: Time, Space, Language & the Coming of the Civil War.” At a concurrent panel, Professor Kathryn S. Meier (PhD 2010) and Peter C. Luebke (PhD 2014) will take part in a panel titled, “The Rise of Historical Authority in Military Writing.”

On Saturday morning, Professors Amy M. Taylor (PhD 2001) and Aaron Sheehan-Dean (PhD 2003) will provide comments on a panel titled, “Recasting Perceptions of Loyalty: Cultural Cartographers, Bitter Brothers, and Determined Democrats in the Civil War Era.”

On Saturday afternoon, Professor Rachel Shelden (PhD 2011) will chair and comment on a panel titled, “Emotions in Motion: The Power of Feeling in the Civil War Era.” At a concurrent panel, Nau Center board member Jonathan W. White will take part in a panel titled, “The New Civil War Revisionism Twenty Years Later: A Panel in Honor of Edward L. Ayers.” Also at the same time, new Nau Center Director Caroline E. Janney (PhD 2005) will provide comments on a panel titled, “Paths to Peace: Reconsidering the ‘Long Civil War.’” Professor Wayne Hsieh (PhD 2004) will also present a paper at this panel.