"Theaters of War": 2019 Nau Civil War Center Signature Conference


The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History’s 2019 Signature Conference will take place at UVA’s Small Special Collections Library auditorium in Charlottesville on Friday, March 29. Doors open at 9:00 AM, coffee and tea will be available, and introductory remarks will start at 9:45 AM with our first talk beginning at 10:00 AM. The full conference schedule is attached below or can be downloaded at the following links (Word) (PDF).


This year's theme is "Theaters of War" and our speakers will examine both the East and West during the conflict. Our conference lineup includes historians Gary W. Gallagher, Stephen Cushman, Christopher Phillips, Tamika Nunley, and William Kurtz. Elizabeth Varon and Caroline Janney will moderate a round table discussion at the end of our conference.


The conference is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located next to the UVA bookstore. Copies of our speakers' books will be available for purchase and there will be a chance to meet the authors and have your book signed during our lunch break or after the final panel. Please visit our website for the latest updates.