Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Of possible interest to our many Civil War buffs (myself included):

How do events in the American West change our understanding of the Civil War era? How did the conflict change the lives of Americans male and female, citizen or not, from American Indian nations to Mormon communities to Confederate Arizona to California, New Mexico, British Columbia, and further?

With the encouragement of the program committee, I am organizing panels on the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi West for the 51st Western History Association annual meeting in Oakland on October 13-16, 2011.

The official submission deadline is September 1, 2010, with a one-paragraph abstract, one-page cv, equipment needs (if any), and full contact information for each participant, but I welcome expressions of interest as soon as possible, in order to build the best panels, roundtables, and/or working groups for this conference, in the year of the Civil War's sesquicentennial. Please be in touch with any questions.

Adam Arenson
Assistant Professor of History
The University of Texas at El Paso
(915) 747-6277

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