Jill Ogiline Titus of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College informs us of this great opportunity for students to participate in this year’s summer conference on Reconstruction and the legacy of the Civil War:
Interested in spending five days in Gettysburg exploring the Civil War through small group discussions, battlefield tours, and lectures? Scholarships are now available for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, K-12 TEACHERS, AND PUBLIC HISTORIANS to attend the 2016 CWI Summer Conference, “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the Civil War,” which will continue the 150th commemoration by examining linkages between the war years and its revolutionary and violent aftermath. The conference – one of the first of its kind for a popular audience – will explore topics ranging from Civil War memory to comparative emancipation, Reconstruction in the West, veterans’ return home, and reconstructing southern womanhood. All scholarships include an air-conditioned dorm room, meals for the duration of the conference, tours, and tuition fees. Applications are due FEBRUARY 15.