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Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. All events will take place at the Ransom Center unless otherwise noted.


Thursday, September 18


5-6 p.m.

Registration

6 p.m.

Doors open for the keynote address
Doors open for the keynote address at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall. Symposium registrants will have reserved seating. Unclaimed registrant seats will be released to the general public at 6:25 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Welcome
Stephen Enniss, Director, Harry Ransom Center

Introduction
Cherise Smith, Director, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

Keynote address
Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair, Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Co-sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies


7:45 p.m.

Reception


Friday, September 19


9 a.m.

Registration with coffee and light breakfast

10 a.m.

Introductory Remarks
Danielle Brune Sigler, Harry Ransom Center

10:15 a.m.

Panel: 1861
Kathleen Diffley, The University of Iowa
Randall Fuller, University of Tulsa
Thavolia Glymph, Duke University
Moderator: Daina Ramey Berry, The University of Texas at Austin

Noon

Break
Symposium participants are invited to attend a curator-led tour of the exhibition The Making of Gone With The Wind in the Ransom Center Galleries, 1–1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m.

Panel: 1862
Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland
Christian McWhirter, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Timothy Sweet, West Virginia University
Moderator: Clay Risen, The New York Times

3:30 p.m.

Break with coffee and snack

4 p.m.

Panel: 1863
Christopher Hager, Trinity College
Alexander Nemerov, Stanford University
Jane E. Schultz, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Moderator: Evan Carton, The University of Texas at Austin


Saturday, September 20


9 a.m.

Registration with coffee and light breakfast


10 a.m.

Panel: 1864
Wilma King, University of Missouri
Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mark S. Schantz, Birmingham-Southern College
Moderator: George Forgie, The University of Texas at Austin


11:45 a.m.

Break


1:30 p.m.

Panel: 1865
Joshua Brown, City University of New York Graduate Center
Martin T. Buinicki, Valparaiso University
Julia Stern, Northwestern University
Moderator: Jacqueline Jones, The University of Texas at Austin


3:15 p.m.

Panel: 1866 and After
David Blight, Yale University
John Burt, Brandeis University
Cody Marrs, University of Georgia
Moderator: Coleman Hutchison, The University of Texas at Austin


5 p.m.

Concluding Remarks
Coleman Hutchison, The University of Texas at Austin


5:15 p.m.

Reception


 

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