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Civil War Lecture Series

Bronze statue.

Civil War Commemoration Lecture Series, 2014-2015 Academic Year

As the nation marks the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Angelo State University History Department offers a series of lectures, which explore the many facets of the conflict. Showcasing the strength of Angelo State University’s faculty from various disciplines, the series also brings in scholars from around the country to share their research and passion for history with students and San Angelo residents.

For additional information, please contact the History Department at 325-942-2324 or email at

All events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the C. J. Davidson Center in the Houston Harte University Center at Angelo State University. Additionally, all events, unless otherwise noted, will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M. and will conclude by 8:30 P.M.

Past Events:

Civil War Commemoration Lecture Series, 2011-2012 Academic Year

Civil War Commemoration Lecture Series, 2012-2013 Academic Year

Civil War Commemoration Lecture Series, 2013-2014 Academic Year

This first event has been created in collaboration with the Muslim Journeys program (Bridging Cultures Bookshelf)—the result of a grant to ASU’s Porter Henderson Library from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Library Association).

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.)

This event is being co-sponsored by the Gender Studies Program at ASU. The organizers wish to thank Dr. Paul K. Swets, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, for funding.

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) established its Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Initiative in 2010 with the goal of increasing public knowledge of agency programs and state historic sites that interpret and preserve Civil War sites and topics across the state. The initiative’s three primary projects are associated with interpretive efforts at Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark (Cameron County), the Texas Civil War Monument series, and by 2014, the new digital update of the Texas in the Civil War theme brochure. Mr. McWhorter will provide attendees with a presentation on the THC’s efforts to date, and our planned projects in 2015 at Palmito Ranch Battlefield and Galveston.

The Department of History graciously thanks, aside from all the presenters, Fort Concho, Dr. Paul K. Swets, the Gender Studies Program at ASU, the West Texas Collection, the Porter Henderson Library, Shannon Medical Center and Shannon Clinic, the Texas Historical Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.