Current Events

- Updated April 21, 2014 -

Professor Reagan Grimsley of the Auburn University Archival Studies Program was a guest lecturer on Wednesday April 9th from 12-1pm in the History Department Library. Professor Grimsley discussed ways to approach biographical research, confirm the accuracy of information, and reconstruct the life events of historical figures. He presented, "Writing Biography: The Civil War Career of William Harris Hardy." (View flyer)

Our annual guest speaker was Dr. David Carlson of Troy University on March 5th from 12-1pm in the History Department Library. Dr. Carlson is the co-author of Plain Folk in a Rich Man's War: Class and Dissent in Confederate Georgia (2002), and he will present, ""To Secure the Respect of the Good Citizens": Conscription in Confederate Georgia." (View flyer)

Our guest speaker for the spring was Professor Ben Severance from Auburn University Montgomery. On Wednesday March 6th from 12-1pm in the History Department Library he presented "A War State All Over: Alabama and the Election of 1863."
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At the ACWS meeting on February 16th from 12-1pm in the History Department Library Professor Kenneth W. Noe presented his research on impact of weather on soldiers, battles, and transportation during the Civil War.
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Discover Auburn Lecture Series (2007-2013) Lectures are held in the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

  "Harriet Beecher Stowe: Devil or Angel," Bert Hitchcock, 1-19-2012
  "Building a Civil War Virtual Library: The ASERL Digitization Project," Aaron Trehub, 2-16-2012
  "Transcribing Civil War Materials" Linda Thornton, 3-22-2012
  "David Schenck and the Contours of Confederate Identity," Dr. Rodney J. Steward, 9-20-2012
  "Struggles and Hardships - Dedication and Commitment: Alabama Women's Experiences During the Civil War," Dr. Jennifer Trevino, 10-6-2011
  "The Bottomless Pit of Hell": The Confederate Home Front in Bartow County, Georgia 1864-1865," Dr. Keith Hebert, 11-3-2011
  "The Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861," Dr. Kenneth Noe, 12-1-2011