Civil War Era Studies
Thursday night brings into Gettysburg an avalanche of historians (both public and academic) to discuss the Future of Civil War History for a whole weekend. That means I'll be taking some annual leave from work and participating in a working-group investigating "Training Seasonal Historians in the Age of Holding the High Ground." It's still unclear who will be able to attend our panel thanks to sequestration and a moratorium on NPS travel. Still, those of us who can make it will soldier on. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Loading Chekhov’s Gun in 9-Times: The Fundamental Disconnect in Historical Interpretation." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (March 12, 2013).