UW-Whitewater to Host Lectures on Civil War Era at Cedar Crest in Janesville

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Continuing Education announces free lectures at Cedar Crest in Janesville this fall. Four lectures will focus on Culture and Conflict: Exploring the Civil War Era and are open to all.

Now in its third year, the Cedar Crest Lecture Series resumes on September 28.  Attendees are invited to step back in time to the 19th century and explore the multifaceted dimensions of the War Between the States and the profound impact of the War on present-day society. Lectures in this series include:

  • September 28
    Union in an Age of Disunion:  Tom Thumb, Lavinia Warren, and the Dawn of Modern Celebrity Against the Backdrop of Civil War
    Presented by Anna Hajdik, lecturer, Literature, Writing, and Film
  • October 5
    To Bind their Wounds: Medicine in the US Civil War
    Presented by Beth Jozwiak, associate professor, Integrated Studies
  • October 12
    Moderation at a Time of Extremism: Lincoln’s Defense of the Union
    Presented by Edward Gimbel, associate professor, Politics, Government, and Law
  • October 19
    Gettysburg: The Battle That Saved America and Produced the Most Famous Speech in American History
    Presented by Richard Haven, professor emeritus, Communication

The four public lectures will be held at 2 p.m. on the Thursdays listed above and will take place in the Gathering Room at Cedar Crest, Inc., 1702 South River Road, Janesville. Free parking is available and registration is not required. Visit our website at https://www.uww.edu/ce/cedar-crest for a full schedule and updates.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please advise us as soon as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA. Please contact Kari Borne at bornek@uww.edu or 262-472-1003 for further information.

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