"Surviving the Civil War": Nau Civil War Center 2022 Signature Conference

Friday, March 25, 2022
9:30am - 4pm
Event Location: 
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

The Nau Civil War Center's 2022 Signature Conference, "Surviving the Civil War: Medicine and Mortality in the Civil War Era," will take place on March 25, 2022, in UVA's Small Special Collections Library auditorium. The conference will feature presentations by Sarah Handley-Cousins, Jim Downs, Brandi Clay Brimmer, Jonathan S. Jones, and Margaret Humphreys, and it will be free and open to the public. 

Conference Schedule

9:00am: Doors open

9:45am: Opening remarks from Caroline E. Janney

10am: Sarah Handley-Cousins, University at Buffalo, "Disability and the American Civil War"

11am: Jim Downs, Gettysburg College, "'Sing, Unburied, Sing': Slavery, Confederacy, and the Practice of Epidemiology"

noon: Break for lunch.

1pm: Brandi Clay Brimmer, University of North Carolina, "'She Took Care of Him Up to...His Death': Black Women and the Labor of Care in the Post-Civil War South"

2pm: Jonathan S. Jones, Virginia Military Institute, "The 'Cure' for Opium 'Slavery'? Veterans, Drug Addiction, and Patent Medicine in the Postwar Years"

3pm: Margaret Humphreys, Duke University, "Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine"

4pm: Book signing. Books available for purchase.