Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements and Activities

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements and Activities

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The twenty-sixth annual Symposium on the Nineteenth-Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing with U.S. mass media of the nineteenth century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the nineteenth century, presidents and the nineteenth-century press, images of race and gender in the nineteenth-century press, sensationalism and crime in nineteenth-century newspapers, the press in the Gilded Age, and the antebellum press and the causes of the Civil War. Selected papers will be presented during the three-day conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 8-10, 2018. The top three papers and the top three student papers will be honored accordingly. Due to the generosity of the Walter and Leona Schmitt Family Foundation Research Fund, the winners of the student awards will receive $250 honoraria for delivering their papers at the conference.

The purpose of the November conference is to share current research and to develop a series of monographs. This year the steering committee will pay special attention to papers on the Civil War and the press, presidents and the nineteenth-century press, and nineteenth-century concepts of free expression. …

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