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What We’ve Learned: A Podcast Conversation

In a chat recorded in December 2020, Chris Mackowski, Cecily Nelson Zander, Kevin Pawlak, and Sarah Kay Bierle discussed reflections on the last ten year in personal exploration of history and changes in the history field. From the beginning of … Continue reading

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My Most Important History Teacher

I was on the fence about where to go. Two schools had emerged at the top of my list, with good history programs. Then I heard about Chris. She’s the reason I chose St. Vincent College, in Latrobe, PA. Dr. … Continue reading

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“I Crave the Privilege of Doing It” – Being a Female Military Historian

In March 1862, Clara Barton – undoubtedly the war’s most well-known nurse – requested to go to the front and serve. “Though it is little that one woman can do, still I crave the privilege of doing it,” she wrote. … Continue reading

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Civil War Connections & Community Outreach

Graduate school for academic history is quite the silo. Unless you are entering a public history program, which I did not, the focus is truly on developing enough content knowledge to drive a publishing record and a subsequent career as … Continue reading

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The Straight Poop: Pushing Interpretive Boundaries

If you follow Civil War Trails on Facebook you may have seen a recent post about poop. Yes. It’s true. I hesitated making the initial post for a few days. I even checked with some of my board members to … Continue reading

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ECW Honors Ted Alexander

As part of Emerging Civil War’s fifth anniversary commemoration, we are pleased to inaugurate a new annual award: The Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. This year’s recipient is Ted Alexander, former historian at Antietam … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Jim Broomall (part three)

part three of a four-part interview We’ve been talking with Dr. James Broomall about “the Future of Civil War History”—a topic he recently helped bring to the forefront in a special issue of the journal Civil War History. That journal, and … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Steward Henderson

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on this year’s symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. Next up: Steward Henderson. “There was a great exchange of opinions on the legacies of the Civil … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Edward Alexander

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on last weekend’s symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. Next up: Edward Alexander. “The highlight of the symposium for me was being able to sit back … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Chris Kolakowski

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on this year’s symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. Next up: Chris Kolakowski. “The symposium was another home run, and another energetic exchange of ideas about the … Continue reading

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