Civil War Era Workshops
Each fall and spring, the Richards Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People Challenge Grant sponsor a series of Civil War Era Workshops for students and faculty. These workshops familiarize students with the research process by bringing senior scholars from around the country to Penn State to discuss their works in progress. Graduate students have also been invited to share their work or serve as commentators. Through the workshops, the Richards Center has a hand in encouraging the latest research in the Civil War era.
- Spring 2013: Will Bryan, Penn State doctoral candidate, dissertation workshop, "Nature and the New South: Economic Development in an Age of Conservation, 1877-1929"
- 10/25/12: Sean Trainor, Penn State doctoral candidate, "Hair!: A History of Men's Grooming in the United States, 1789-1865"
- 2/17/2012: Antwain Hunter, Penn State doctoral candidate, "Crimes, Politics, and Rebellions Real and Imagined: Slaves, Free Black People, and Firearms in the South, 1800-1865"
- 3/25/2011: Jerry H. Bentley, University of Hawaii, "Cosmopolitan Praxis in World History"
- 3/24/2011: Jerry H. Bentley, University of Hawaii, graduate student workshop "Recent Research Trends in World History and Publishing in Journal of World History"
- 3/18/2011: Cathy Gere, University of California, San Diego, "Utilitarianism and Empire"
- 2/18/2011: Alison Games, Georgetown University, "Anglo-Dutch Relations in the East Indies and the "Massacre" at Amboyna (1623)"
- 4/9/2010: Tobias Brinkmann, Penn State, “Fighting for Emancipation: The Chicago Jewish Community and the Civil War"
- 4/2/2010: Andrew Prymak, Penn State doctoral candidate, “Honorable Contracts and Treasonous Notes: Debts and Loyalty in the Civil War Era State”
- 3/5/2010: David Greenspoon ('12), “Bringing Up Benevolence: Missionary Appeals to Children in Antebellum America"
- 12/4/2009: Nancy Bercaw, University of Mississippi, “Science and Citizenship: African American and Indian Bodies in Post-Emancipation America”
- 10/2/2009: Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia, “The North's Civil War: Union and Emancipation in Wartime and Retrospect”
- 9/11/2009: David Langbart, The National Archives and Records Administration, “Navigating the National Archives”