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Draper Workshop Series - THURSDAY

Please Join Us for the Draper Workshop Series for Spring 2018:

“History and The Law”

This workshop will feature scholars of history and law, who will share their current research to demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to both areas of study. It will focus on how the law has helped construct and deconstruct notions of servitude, race, and citizenship in American history.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Gentry 131

Reception to follow


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Deadline March 30: Virginia Tech Research Grants, Civil War Era

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and Virginia Tech’s Special Collections invite applications for the 2018-2019 Virginia Center for Civil War Studies Research Grants. Each grant recipient will visit Virginia Tech’s Special Collections in order to conduct research on some aspect of the American Civil War era. An honorarium of $100 per business day will be provided, up to a maximum of $1,000.

Re: Union Army Data and the Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Set

I've worked with this material, which I believe is an invaluable source on ordinary soldiers, especially because it allows you to trace veterans over decades via their pension rolls. I think it's a shame that historians haven't made more use of it (so far its mostly been economists and demographers).