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Press Release
February 3, 2011

National Archives to Host Lincoln Symposium at Archives II, College Park, MD, March 26

Fourteenth annual symposium to focus on "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Washington, DC…The National Archives hosts a free daylong symposium, The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship, on Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., at the National Archives at College Park, MD. The symposium will provide historical insights into some of the most critically important facets of Lincoln’s Presidency. National Archives Experience Director Marvin Pinkert will make opening remarks. The National Archives at College Park, MD, is located at 8601 Adelphi Road, and is fully accessible. See directions.

The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship sessions include:

  • Lincoln on Trial? The President and Military Treatment of Southern Civilians
    Burrus M. Carnahan, J.D., Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School, and Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

  • Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in England: A Propaganda Tool for the Enemy?
    Amanda Foreman: Ph.D., FRSA, Senior Visiting Scholar, AHRB Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London

  • Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
    James L. Swanson, Senior Legal Scholar, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,The Heritage Foundation

  • And the War Came: The Geography of Language
    David Hirsch: J.D., Attorney and former columnist for the ABA Journal

  • John Merryman and Lincoln’s Other Habeas Corpus Problem
    Jonathan W. White, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Christopher Newport University, and 2010 ALI Dissertation Prize Winner

  • A Speakers Panel moderated by author and educator Ron Soodalter

The Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award and the Nicolay-Hay Award will be presented at the symposium.

For speakers, details and registration information see the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. web site. The Symposium is free but advance registration is required. Register online or e-mail ceva@loc.gov; mail Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., c/o Clark Evans, General Secretary, Abraham Lincoln Institute, 94 Cumberland Court, Frederick, MD 21702; or phone 202-707-2017. Please provide contact information for each registrant, including e-mail and postal addresses and phone number.

The 14th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium is generously supported and presented in partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives and the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

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