News

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

As the 2020 winner of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book, Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2019), the Nau Center's Dr. Elizabeth R. Varon gave an address at the 2021 Lincoln Book... [...]

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

On April 13, the Nau Center officially launched its Black Virginians in Blue digital project.This project is dedicated to telling the largly unknown stories of the 250 Black soldiers and 6 Black sailors from Albemarle County and Charlottesville,... [...]

Friday, April 9, 2021

Muster, the blog of the Journal of the American Civil War Era, has recently published a preview of our Black Virginians in Blue digital project by digital historian,... [...]

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

UVA historian and Nau Center affiliate faculty member Justene Hill Edwards has just published a new book, "Unfree Markets: The Slaves' Economy and the Rise of Capitalism in South Carolina" (Columbia University Press, 2021).

From the... [...]

Friday, March 19, 2021

The March 1865 arrival of Union troops to UVA and Charlottesville, the liberation of the area’s enslaved community, and the lives of local Black men who served as Union soldiers and sailors were at the center of a panel conversation commemorating... [...]

Monday, March 1, 2021

Second Year UVA student Gideon French has been awarded a $10,000 flash fund grant from the Jefferson Trust, a donor-led initiative of the U.Va. Alumni Association

The grant will fund his digital project "Hands-On History: Digitizing,... [...]

Monday, February 8, 2021

The Nau Center is pleased to announce that the 2020 Magazine of Albemarle Charlottesville History has been published and features articles about our two digital projects, "UVA Unionists" by Brian Neumann and "Black Virginians in Blue" by... [...]

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

On January 28,  Albemarle County, the Nau Center for Civil War History, and the UVA's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library staff held a virtual presentation on the recovery and preservation of materials found inside the 1909 time... [...]

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have announced the finalists for the 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. Our special congratulations to Adrian Brettle (UVA PhD 2014), whose book Colossal Ambitions:... [...]

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

For her final project for Nau Center Director Caroline E. Janney's HIUS 4511 Civil War in Myth and Memory fall 2020 course, UVA student Kate Schneider created a website about the memory of the American Civil War at UVA. The site explores such... [...]