National Archives at College Park Hosts Lincoln Symposium
Press Release · Saturday, March 29, 2008
Related Lincoln program to be held downtown on March 19
Register by e-mail at email@example.com;
By mail at Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., c/o John R. Sellers, 30333 Portobago Trail, Port Royal, VA 22535; or
By phone, at 202-707-1085.
Provide contact information for each registrant, including e-mail and postal addresses, and day and evening phone numbers. See full program schedule and details.
Washington, DC…The National Archives will host The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship 11th Annual Symposium at the National Archives at College Park on Saturday, March 29, 2008. A related program on the Lincoln-Douglas debates will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Both buildings are fully accessible. The symposium is sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc; the National Archives; the Foundation for the National Archives; the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC; and the generosity of individual donors. Lunch will be provided.
The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship
Eleventh Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium
Saturday, March 29, 9 AM.–5 PM, National Archives at College Park, MD
Sessions will include the following:
- "How Some Few “Remarks” Became the “Gettysburg Address”" by
Gabor Boritt, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and
author of The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody
- Lincoln and the Mexican-American War Revisited by Professor
William C. Harris, Professor Emeritus of History, North Carolina State University;
- President Lincoln’s Virtues by Professor William Lee Miller;
Scholar in Ethics and Institutions, Miller Center of Public Affairs at the
University of Virginia;
- Why Lincoln Appointed Political Generals by Professor David Work,
Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Qatar; and
- Lincoln-Douglas Debate Sesquicentennial by Allen Guelzo, and Douglas L. Wilson, and Rodney O. Davis.
The symposium is free of charge, however, advance registration is required. Register by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; by mail at Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., c/o John R. Sellers, 30333 Portobago Trail, Port Royal, VA 22535; or by phone, at 202-707-1085. Provide contact information for each registrant, including e-mail and postal addresses, and day and evening phone numbers. For full program schedule and details, see: http://www.lincoln-institute.org/ALI/symposia/sym2008/Sym08Brochure.pdf
Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America
Wednesday, March 19, at noon, Jefferson Room, National Archives Building, Washington DC
Allen C. Guelzo, two-time winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize, presents an account of the most famous debates in American history, those between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. This program is presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute.
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