Announcing the Nau Center's 2024 Summer Teacher Seminar

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History invites applications for its third 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 23-28, 2024, at the University of Virginia. Led by award-winning historians Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney, 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. They will also explore African Americans’ pursuit of freedom, their service in the Union army, and their struggle for justice and equality in the wake of war. 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, lunches, and a stipend to help cover their travel expenses. Applications are due by March 1, 2024, and applicants will be notified of their status by March 15.

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