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College of Arts & Sciences
Institute for Southern Studies

Conversations on the Civil War, 1863

The College of Arts & Sciences cordially invites you attend a series of conversations about the Civil War, specifically the year 1863. Hosted by Claude Henry Neuffer Professor Emeritus Walter Edgar, the conversations will feature guests from a variety of academic disciplines. Each event will run from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Room of Capstone Hall, and each is event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, we do ask that you register by either by calling 803-777-2340 or emailing Below is a list of guest speakers and their dates of appearance:

17 January – Dr. Thavolia Glymph, Duke University associate professor of African and African American Studies, and the author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household;

24 January – Dr. Mark M. Smith, USC Carolina Distinguished professor of history, and the author of Listening to Nineteenth-Century America and co-editor of The Handbook of Slavery in the Americas;

7 February – Mr. Winston Groom, well-known author of Forrest Gump and also the author of three books on the Civil War;

14 February – Dr. Stephen Wise, director of the U. S. Marine Corp Museum and author of Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War;

21 February – Dr. Julia Stern, Northwestern University professor of English and American Studies and author of Mary Chesnut’s Civil War Epic