What if we could all get together and do some good old-fashioned armchair generalling for the weekend? What if we could refight some of the most famous battles and rethink some of the most infamous decisions? What if we could second-guess some of the war’s best leaders and notorious scoundrels?
What if we could reimagine history?
As historians and buffs, don’t we do that all the time anyway? Isn’t that what makes studying Civil War history so much fun?
Early-bird tickets are $200 now through December 31. They’ll then be available at a regular price of $225 from January 1 until we’re sold out (and we’ve been selling out year after year, so get your tickets earlier rather than later if you can so you don’t miss out).
ECW has a new edited volume coming out this fall, courtesy of Savas Beatie: The Great “What Ifs” of the American Civil War: Historians Tackle the Conflict’s Most Intriguing Possibilities, edited by Chris Mackowski and Brian Matthew Jordan (see details here). And because response has already been so positive, we have a second volume in the works that we’ll release just in time for next summer’s Symposium. Plus, you can count on a What-If blog series in the summer, too, just to help get us into the spirit of things.
We are super excited about this one, and based on reaction at the Symposium last weekend when we announced the theme, our attendees are excited, too. This promises to be a whole lot of fun, so we hope you’ll join us!