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The promise of Southern history

Ed Ayers with President Obama

Ralph Alswang

The promise of Southern history

Edward L. Ayers

Saturday, June 23, 2018
4:00PM - 7:00PM (EDT)
Event Details

Please join us for an afternoon and evening honoring Edward L. Ayers as a scholar, teacher, and public intellectual. This event grows out of a small conference hosted by Professor Ayers’ graduate students and features two parts: First will be a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of digital history. Second will be a conversation in which Ayers will reflect on both his stellar career and the future of Southern history, digital history, and American history. This event is partially sponsored by the Miller Center and the University of Virginia Library.

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PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN STILL SHOW UP AND WE WILL OFFER SEATING ON A SPACE-AVAILABLE BASIS, BUT YOU MAY HAVE TO BE SEATED IN AN OVERFLOW ROOM.
When
Saturday, June 23, 2018
4:00PM - 7:00PM (EDT)
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Edward L. Ayers

Edward L. Ayers

Edward L. Ayers is the author of the Bancroft Prize–winning book In the Presence of Mine Enemies and other works of history honored as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A recipient of the National Humanities Medal from President Obama, Ayers is Tucker-Boatwright professor of the humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond. His most recent book is The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.