Friday, November 3, 2023

Congratulations to Frank J. Cirillo (UVA PhD 2017), who published his first book, The Abolitionist Civil War: Immediatists and the Struggle to Transform the Union, with Louisiana State University Press this month!  

From the... [...]

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Nau Center is pleased to announced that Professor Elizabeth R. Varon's new book, Longstreet: The Confederate General Who Defied the South, is now available for pre-order from Simon & Schuster! From the book's description: 

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The Nau Civil War Center held its second annual Summer Teacher Seminar this June. Twenty-four middle school and high school teachers from across the country travelled to UVA for the week-long seminar, which was directed by Gary W. Gallagher and... [...]

Thursday, April 20, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth D. Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, Emerita, at Colby College, has won the 2023 John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History for her new book, Benjamin... [...]

Friday, March 24, 2023

Nau Center Director Caroline E. Janney will discuss "Going Home: Lee’s Army after Appomattox” on March 25 at Virginia Tech's Civil War Weekend! The lecture draws upon her latest book, Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after... [...]

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The 2023 Virginia Forum, which meets at Shepherd University on March 16-18, features presentations from several Nau Center scholars:

  • March 17 at 8:30am: Managing Director Brian C. Neumann will participate in a panel on “A Digital... [...]
Thursday, February 2, 2023

Wondrium recently released "The Great Tours: Civil War Battlefields," a virtual course featuring Nau Center Director Caroline E. Janney and Gettysburg College professor Peter S. Carmichael. 

From the course website:

"In The... [...]

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Ian Iverson won the 2023 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize for his dissertation, "Moderate Men and Conservative Influences: Illinois and the Politics of Union, 1854-1861." This prize, presented by the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Abraham... [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2022


The annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, which takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 10-13, features presentations from several UVA graduate students and alumni.

On November 11 at 9:30am, PhD candidate... [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2022


On October 26, Professor Lorien Foote of Texas A&M University delivered 2022-23 Crozer Lecture, entitled "The Sternest Feature of War: The Ritual of Retaliation in the American Civil War." As Professor Foote explained, "commanders in... [...]