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"The Afterlife of the American Civil War" presented by Nina Silber, Author and Professor of History at Boston University

  • 8/9/2013 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

"The Afterlife of the American Civil War" presented by Nina Silber, Author and Professor of History at Boston UniversityProfessor Silber's keynote lecture is part of the The 2013 Alumni College, "The Afterlife of the American Civil War." This weekend series of special events offers participants the opportunity to engage with the history and culture of the Civil War era through a study of the people and places that helped shape it. For more information please visit Alumni College or contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs, 207-725-3433 or email events@bowdoin.edu.  The keynote lecture by Professor Silber is open to the public; no tickets required.

Professor Silber's research and teaching focuses on the U.S. Civil War, U.S. women's history, and the history of the American South. Her books include The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900; Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War; Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War; and Gender and the Sectional Conflict. She has been the recipient of numerous grants including the Charles Warren Fellowship at Harvard University, a Fulbright Senior Lectureship at Charles University in Prague, and a Senior Research Fellowship through the Boston University Humanities Foundation.