Public Lecture: “The Global Lincoln: The Civil War President and his international legacy”
To celebrate the launch of one of the largest private collections of Civil War materials in the United Kingdom, gifted to Swansea University’s American Studies programme by Mr Allan Milne, Professor Richard J. Carwardine, will give a public lecture on Abraham Lincoln’s time as President during the American Civil War.
Title: “The Global Lincoln: The Civil War President and his international legacy”
Speaker: Professor Richard J. Carwardine, President Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Date: Friday 26 November 2010
Venue: James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Singleton Campus, Swansea University
Other: The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power and Empire, based within the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.
About the collection: The Milne Collection consists of over 2,000 items including presidential papers of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant and Jefferson Davis. As well as soldier’s letters, diaries and military manuals.
The collection will be available on a reference basis for research and scholarship from Swansea University’s Library and Information Services.
About the Speaker: Professor Carwardine read Modern History at Corpus Christi from 1965-1968 and was the Ochs-Oakes Senior Scholar in American History at Queen’s College from 1968-1971 where he completed his doctorate on nineteenth century British and American religious revivalism. He was then appointed to a Lectureship in American History at the University of Sheffield, becoming Professor of American History in the mid-1990s. He has also taken visiting positions at Syracuse University and as a Fulbright/American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2002 he was elected Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford and a Fellow of St. Catherine’s College. His research is focused on American politics and religion in the nineteenth century.
His publications include Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America, 1790-1865 (1978) and Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America (1993). His biography of Abraham Lincoln won the Lincoln Prize in 2004 and was later published in the United States as Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power (2006).
In 2009 he was appointed an adviser to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and convened an international conference in Oxford to examine Lincoln’s global legacy, the proceedings of which will be published by Oxford University Press. His current project is a study of religion in American national construction between the Revolution and the Civil War.
For further information about the lecture and the Milne Collection contact:
Dr David Anderson,
Tel: 01792 295302 (extension 4292) or email email@example.com
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