Past Events

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
5pm in UVA's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Professor Lorien Foote of Texas A&M University will deliver our annual Crozer Lecture on Wednesday, October 26, at 5pm in the UVA Special Collections Library Auditorium. Her lecture will be titled "The Sternest Feature of War: The Ritual of... [...]

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
5pm to 6:30pm, Small Special Collections Library

Marquette University Professor James Marten will deliver the Nau Civil War Center's 2021-2022 Crozer Lecture on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in UVA's Small Special Collections Library auditorium. His lecture, entitled "Soldiers, Civilians, and the... [...]

Friday, March 25, 2022
9:30am to 4pm, Small Special Collections Library

The Nau Civil War Center's 2022 Signature Conference, "Surviving the Civil War: Medicine and Mortality in the Civil War Era," will take place on March 25, 2022, in UVA's Small... [...]

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
7 PM ET, Virtual Zoom Webinar

On May 4 at 7 pm ET, the Nau Center will officially launch its second digital project, "UVA Unionists." This project chronicles the more than sixty UVA students, alumni, or professors who served the Union cause during the Civil War.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
7 PM ET, Virtual Zoom Webinar

The second day of our 2021 Signature Conference will take place on April 14 at 7pm (ET) on Zoom. The Nau Center will host a conversation between Director Caroline E. Janney and historians Holly Pinheiro, Amy Murrell Taylor, and Emmanuel K. Dabney... [...]

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
7 PM ET, Virtual Zoom Webinar

The first day of our 2021 Signature Conference will be held on April 13 at 7 PM (ET) on Zoom. The Nau Center will officially launch its Black Virginians in Blue digital project. The project chronicles the experiences of 256 Black... [...]

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
2:00-2:45 PM ET, ZOOM

Confederate Ambitions: Flawed Visions for a New Nation

Historians Adrian Brettle (... [...]

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Noon (ET), Zoom

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 are at the center of this panel conversation... [...]

Saturday, February 20, 2021

When the American Civil War started, no one could anticipate how long it would last or what the outcomes would be. Both unexpected events and deliberate choices altered the course of the war throughout its four years. From enslaved people seeking... [...]

Thursday, February 11, 2021
7 PM ET, Virtual Zoom Webinar

This year's annual Crozer Lecture will be a conversation with Joseph Reidy about his book, Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the... [...]

Thursday, October 8, 2020
7 P.M., Virtual Zoom Webinar

Please save the date for a conversation with Thavolia Glymph about her latest book, The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation... [...]

Saturday, April 11, 2020
11:00AM, University of Virginia

The following event has been postponed due to the University's efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus. For more information, please see the following announcement: [...]

Friday, April 3, 2020
9:00AM-5:00PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

UPDATE March 11, 2020: Our 2020 Signature Conference scheduled for April 3 has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment. For more information on UVA's current coronavirus polices and procedures, please see:... [...]

Thursday, March 19, 2020
2:00 PM, Harrison Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Important Update: The Virginia Festival of the Book has been canceled for this year. As a result, we will not hold the following book panel on March 19. Please see their website for more information: ... [...]

Monday, March 2, 2020
5:00 to 6:30 PM, UVA Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

As part of the weeklong celebration of Liberation and Freedom Day taking place during the first week of March, the Nau Center and Small Special Collections Library will co-host an event in the library’s auditorium on Monday, March 2, from 5:00 to... [...]