Conference: Lincoln In His Time And Ours

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Date: November 22, 2008 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Angela Darling by sending email to amd44@columbia.edu .
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of Columbia University have joined together to observe the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth in 1809 and to mark the publication of Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World (W.W. Norton & Company), edited by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University.

To view a live webcast of this event, please visit the American Studies website.

Participants include:

• David W. Blight, Yale University
• Christopher Leslie Brown, Columbia University
• Richard Carwardine, University of Oxford
• Catherine Clinton, Queen’s University Belfast
• Andrew Delbanco, Columbia University
• Eric Foner, Columbia University
• Harold Holzer, Co-chair, U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
• James McPherson, Princeton University
• Mark Neely, Pennsylvania State University
• James Oakes, City University of New York
• Manisha Sinha, University of Massachusetts
• Sean Wilentz, Princeton University

Topics will range from “Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Rights of Black Americans” to “Lincoln’s Religion” and “Abraham Lincoln, Commander in Chief.”

This event will be broadcast live. Further details to come.

There is no charge for the symposium, but seats are limited. To reserve a place, please e-mail karavas@gilderlehrman.org or call 646-366-9666

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