Announcing the 2022 Nau Civil War Center Summer Teacher Seminar

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History invites applications for its first annual Summer Teacher Seminar, “The American Civil War: Origins & Consequences.” This in-person seminar, open to middle school and high school teachers, will take place from June 20-24, 2022, at the University of Virginia. Led by award-winning historian Gary W. Gallagher, participants will analyze the centrality of slavery, the often-blurry relationship between battlefront and home front, the questions left unresolved by the conflict, and the ways Americans have contested the war’s memory  By examining 19th-century texts, visiting historic sites, and engaging in classroom discussions, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the conflict that claimed 750,000 lives, led to the freedom of 4,000,000 enslaved African Americans, and continues to resonate in American society today.   

All participants will receive free lodging, seminar materials, breakfast and lunch, and a stipend to help cover their travel expenses. Applications are due by February 15, 2022, and applicants will be notified of their status by March 31.

For more information, please contact Brian C. Neumann at or Caroline E. Janney at

The application window for this year's Summer Teacher Seminar has now closed.