2019 Symposium Spotlight: Sarah Kay Bierle

Welcome back to another installment of our 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature introductions of all of our speakers for the 2019 Symposium, as well as give you a sneak peak of their talks. We’ll also be sharing suggested titles that you may want to read in preparation for these programs. Those titles will make for great holiday gifts! This week we feature longtime ECW member and woman of many hats within ECW, Sarah Kay Bierle.

Sarah Kay Bierle, managing editor at Emerging Civil War and conference coordinator for Gazette665, graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a BA in History and has spent the last few years exploring ways to share quality historical research in ways that will inform and inspire modern audiences.

Sarah Kay Bierle

Her interest in history began at a young age, and through the years, she has helped to prepare teaching activities and planned historical events for private school students. Recently, she has presented her research at Civil War Roundtables and historical groups in California and across the nation, including the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Sarah’s first non-fiction history book, published by Savas Beatie and releasing in spring 2019, takes a fresh look at the Battle of New Market for the Emerging Civil War Series. In previous years, she has also published three historical fiction books in an effort to make historical accounts and details more accessible to audiences outside the history field.

Currently, Sarah is working on several Civil War research projects involving the citizens and armies in the Virginian Shenandoah Valley, artillery officers, and the Union II Corps.

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3 Responses to 2019 Symposium Spotlight: Sarah Kay Bierle

  1. As a graduate of Washington & Lee Law, and a lover of all things about the Valley, I cannot wait to meet Ms. Bierle. My undergraduate school was Centre College of Kentucky, whose alumni were as split on the issues of slavery and secession as their native state.

  2. Looking forward to Sarah’s talk this year. I enjoyed meeting her last year. I applaud ECW for adding Sarah and Kristen Pawlek to this year’s speaker list. Women historians tend to be overlooked when it comes to military history. But not here. Is it August yet??

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