Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Third Biennial UnCivil Wars Conference

Here is the schedule for the Third Biennial UnCivil Wars Conference, entitled “From Property to Personhood: The Intents and Unintended Consequences of the Reconstruction Amendments.”  It will take place on October 24-26, 2013, at the T.R.R. Cobb House, 157 Hill Street, Athens, GA.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

3:30-5:00  |  Keynote Address by Edward L. Ayers

Title: "What Was Gettysburg, Anyway?"
Location: University of Georgia Chapel
Edward L. Ayers is the President of the University of Richmond. An expert in Civil War Era history and a pioneer in digital approaches to teaching and scholarship, Dr. Ayers' books include Promise of the New South (1992), a Pulitzer and National Book Award Finalist and In the Presence of Mine Enemies (2004), the winner of the Bancroft Prize. The co-host of BackStory (with the American History Guys), he recently accepted a National Humanities Medal from President Obama.


Friday, October 25, 2013

9:00 |  Opening Remarks

Peter Hoffer (Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia)

9:15-10:30  | Panel One

Stephen Berry (University of Georgia), chair
Paul Finkelman (President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, Albany Law School) "John A. Bingham of Ohio and the Historical Context of the Fourteenth Amendment"
Cynthia Nicoletti (Assistant Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law) "The Disputed Constitutionality of the Emancipation Proclamation"

11:00-12:30 | Panel Two

Stephen Mihm (University of Georgia), chair
Paul Kens (Professor of Political Science, Texas State University at San Marcos) "Big Business and the Reconstruction Amendments: Lessons from Munn v. Illinois"
Adam Tuchinsky (Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Southern Maine) "Carl Schurz and the Liberal Revolt: Imperialism and the Dilemmas of Reconstruction"

2:30-4:00 | Panel Three

Millington Bergeson-Lockwood (George Mason University), chair
Michael Ross (Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland) "John Archibald Campbell: The Evil Genius of the Fourteenth Amendment"
Carole Emberton (Associate Professor of History, University of Buffalo) "Ballots and Bullets: The Role of the Second and Fifteenth Amendments in the Story of Emancipation"


Saturday, October 26, 2013

9:00-10:30  |  Panel Four

John Inscoe (University of Georgia), chair
Patrick Lewis (History PhD Student, University of Kentucky) "Kentucky Confronts the 'Forced and Unnatural' Amendment: Benjamin F. Buckner and the War on Reconstruction in a Loyal Slave State"
David Thomson (History PhD Student, University of Georgia) "Clerical Concoctions and Ministerial Machinations: The Faith-Filled Pursuit of the 13th Amendment"

11:00-12:30  |  Panel Five

Carole Emberton (University of Buffalo), chair
Robert Tinkler (Professor of History and Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, California State University at Chico) "The Fourteenth Amendment and Asian Immigrants on the West Coast"
Millington Bergeson-Lockwood (Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Mason University) "'The Amendment Carefully Guards Everything Else but the Interests of Millions': Black and White Opposition to the Fourteenth Amendment in Massachusetts"

4:30-6:00 |  Panel Six

Michael Ross (University of Maryland), chair
Laura Edwards (Professor of History, Duke University) "The People and the Law: The Civil War and the Transformation of the Nation's Legal Culture"
Peter Hoffer (Professor of History, University of Georgia) "The Dog that Didn't Bark: The Federal Courts in the Civil War and Reconstruction"