The Future of Civil War History
Civil War Institute
This second of two closing sessions brought together a wide variety of thoughts about the future of Civil War studies. Each panelist shared his/her own observations re: the future of the field, which ranged from a call to continue the turn toward cultural history to an observation that our interpretative ambitions still outpace our research and historical knowledge to a mutual acknowledgement that we must find ways to better integrate the questions and conundrums of Reconstruction scholarship with Civil War studies. Participants also reflected on the conference’s approach to exploring future directions for research, teaching, and public engagement.
Simpson, Brooks; Carmichael, Peter S.; Taylor, Amy Murrell; Silber, Nina; and Sheehan-Dean, Aaron, "The Future of Civil War History" (2013). The Future of Civil War History. 1.