Call for Papers: 2016 Conference on the Civil War, Oct. 6-8

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Call for Papers
October 6, 2016
Mississippi, United States
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African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Center for Civil War Research/Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

2016 Conference on the Civil War, Oct. 6-8

“A Just and Lasting Peace: Reconstruction and the Making of Postwar America”

University of Mississippi

The Center for Civil War Research and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi seek papers for the 2016 Conference on the Civil War, to be held October 6th through 8th. This conference will be hosted in partnership with the History Department's annual Porter Fortune Symposium on History. Heather Cox Richardson (Boston College) will deliver the keynote address.

This year’s conference will consider Reconstruction and the aftermath of the Civil War in the United States.  We encourage submissions that approach this topic from a wide range of methodologies– including social, political, cultural, economic, gender, labor, and military history.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: veterans, mental health, violence, immigration and movement, freedpeople’s experience, labor, citizenship, Native American experience, women, governance and the state, law/legal history, the west, the north, the economy, and memory.

A volume of selected proceedings will be published, and all papers presented at the conference will be considered for inclusion.  We encourage submissions from scholars of all ranks, including graduate students.  To submit a proposal, send a CV and a 600-word abstract to no later than August 1, 2016.  Questions should also be directed to  For more information about the conference and the Center for Civil War Research, visit

Contact Info: 

Elias Baker

Graduate Assistant

Center for Civil War Research

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

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