Upcoming JCWE Webinars

Upcoming JCWE Webinars

The Journal of the Civil War Era is sponsoring four webinars with historians in coming weeks. For each event, JCWE editors Greg Downs and Kate Masur will interview the featured historian and take questions from participants. Recordings will be posted on the JCWE web page. Please see below for more information and to register for these free events.


Thurs. July 23 @ 4 pm EDT

Dr. Nicole Myers Turner: Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

How did African Americans develop religious institutions in the wake of slavery? How did Black churches connect with electoral politics? In this highly original study, Dr. Turner focuses on the Southside region of Virginia and uses digital humanities methods. A digital version of her book, with enhanced maps and charts, is available here.

A recording of this webinar is available here.


Thurs. Aug. 13 @ 4 pm EDT

Dr. Stephanie McCurry: The Confederate States of America 

What was the Confederacy and what did it stand for? These are important questions in both history classrooms and public debate. Dr. McCurry will discuss what Confederate leaders believed they were doing; the challenges they faced both from within the South and outside it; the experiences of Black and white women in the Confederacy; and the role of women in the history of war.

Register for Dr. McCurry’s talk here.


Wed. Aug. 19 @ 4 pm EDT

Dr. Thomas J. Brown: Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America 

The many Civil War monuments that dot the American landscape continue to incite controversy. Dr. Brown will explain who built these monuments and why; what Civil War monuments tell us about American culture; and how the monuments’ meanings have changed over time.

Register for Dr. Brown’s talk here.


RESCHEDULED: Wed. Aug. 26 @ 4 pm EDT

Dr. Tera Hunter: Emancipation During the Civil War 

This year, amid renewed discussion and celebration of Juneteenth, many people have questions about slavery’s destruction during the Civil War. Dr. Hunter will discuss how enslaved people fought for their own freedom and that of their families; the relationship of the Emancipation Proclamation to Juneteenth; why there were so many emancipations; and the importance of gender and the family in the experience of emancipation.

Register for Dr. Hunter’s talk here.

Hilary N. Green

Hilary N. Green is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. She earned her M.A. in History from Tufts University in 2003, and Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. Her research and teaching interests include the intersections of race, class, and gender in African American history, the American Civil War, Reconstruction, as well as Civil War memory, African American education, and the Black Atlantic. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (Fordham, 2016).

2 Replies to “Upcoming JCWE Webinars”

  1. Thank you for posting these discussions for those of us that work and are not able to attend these discussions live. Might you consider holding one or more future events like these in the evening.

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