For over 35 years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted an annual summer conference bringing leading historians and public audiences together for battlefield tours, small group discussions, lectures, and roundtable conversations about the Civil War era. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus. You can explore further details about our conference on our website<https://www.gettysburg
The 2019 CWI Conference will feature a wide range of additional topics, including the 1864 Atlanta campaign, the political crisis of the 1850s, Civil War artifacts, Nat Turner’s Rebellion, the demobilization of Lee’s army, and more. 2019 promises to be a blockbuster year of CWI speakers. We are thrilled to feature eminent Civil War scholars, Gary W. Gallagher, Ed Ayers, and Carol Reardon within our line-up of over 35 distinguished speakers and tour guides.
In addition to touring the Gettysburg battlefield, participants will have the opportunity to visit a variety of other nearby battlefields and historic sites on tours that will explore Antietam northern Virginia’s Mosby country, Stonewall Jackson’s leadership at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and more. This conference will continue the Saturday evening tours (just added to this summer’s conference) of the Gettysburg battlefield and town, as well as both “lunch-in” and “dine-in” discussions with CWI faculty. The 2019 conference will offer something for everyone, from longtime students of the Civil War to those who are new to Civil War history.