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Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize

The Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) and the Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) invite nominations, self-nominations, and submissions for the 2017 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize, which includes a $1000 honorarium.  Eligible doctoral dissertations must have been completed in 2014-2016 and must focus primarily on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career and/or legacy, preferably offering new interpretations, new evidence or primary source materials, and/or reevaluating previously a

Virginia Historical Society Library Admission Policy

Greetings –

Effective August 15, 2016, our policy for using the research library at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) will change. VHS members will continue to use the library free of charge. Researchers who are not members have the option of becoming members at the academic level ($50), previously reserved for students and teachers. Click here for membership information.

Civil War Study Group Symposium, Saturday, September 24, 2016

Please send your registration for the ninth annual Civil War Study Group Symposium, to be hosted by Illinois State University and held on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  As in the past, CWSG will feature the latest scholarship in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.  This year's line-up of papers is:

"Disillusion and the Draft,"  Jennifer L. Weber, University of Kansas

"Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of Disloyalty:  Copperheads and Calculations of Power in Civil War Indiana," A. James Fuller, University of Indianapolis