2010 Turning Points in History Lecture
"Why Gender Matters for Understanding the Civil War Era"
Dr. Nina Silber
Professor of History, Boston University
Department of History & Political Science
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Utah Valley University's Turning Points in History Lecture Series began in 2003 and brings in scholars from across the country to discuss vital intersections in history, a "turning point", that changes how we view our nation. The free evening lecture is to engage the community at large in a dialogue about important events and movements in history. The afternoon seminar offers UVU history majors a unique opportunity to connect with a scholar in an intimate atmosphere.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
UVU Library Lecture Hall (LI120)
UVU Student Center, SC 206c
Dr. Nina Silber is a professor of history at Boston University who specializes in the history of the United States between the mid-19th century and the early 20th century, including the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Silber's emphasis is in cultural and women's history but she also teaches on the Civil War Era, the Gilded Age, and the American South, examining society and politics in these periods. She is the author of numerous publications including The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 (1993), and Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War (2005). She has consulted on numerous Civil War and women's history projects including museum exhibits. She also has served as Director of Women's Studies at Boston University.