2015 Civil War Institute Summer Conference: “The War in 1865” – June 19th through June 24th
Every summer for the last thirty years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted a summer conference where public audiences and leading historians come together for small group discussions, battlefield tours, panel debates, and presentations. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus from Friday, June 19th through Wednesday, June 24th.
In keep with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, in 2015 the conference will be exploring the war in 1865. Some of the topics include: U.S. Grant at Appomattox, Treason & Loyalty in the Civil War Era, The Petersburg Campaign, Lee’s Retreat at Appomattox, Lincoln’s Assassination, and the Grand Review.
The CWI conference is noted for offering fresh perspectives and new angles on the Civil War as part of an exciting and engaging dialogue between experts and general audiences. Experts for our 2015 conference include: James McPherson, Harold Holzer, Joan Waugh, A. Wilson Greene, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Scott Hartwig, Gary W. Gallagher, Caroline Janney, and Robert E.L. Krick.
For more information, see the Gettysburg College website.