Civil War Series Fall 2013 MSU Billings Library link

Dr. Jen Lynn: Photographs of the Civil War Era
Opening Reception

Sept. 17 - LA 205 - 6:30-8:00 pm

On the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Dr. Jen Lynn will discuss the new technology of photography and how it was utilized to capture scenes from the Civil War.

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Dr. Tom Rust: "Civil War from the Bottom Up"

Sept. 24 - LIB 148 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Dr. Rust (MSUB History Department) will present a lecture focusing on the lives and motivations of rank-and-file soldiers. Dr. Rust is the Montana National History Day Coordinator. His connections through this program will also increase awareness of Civil War 150 programming in local schools.

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Dr. Mark Fenderson: Music of the Civil War

Oct. 1 - POSTPONED - Nov. 5

Dr. Sue Balter-Reitz and Dr. Sam Boerboom: Communication & the Civil War

Oct. 8 - LIB 148 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Dr. Balter-Reitz and Dr. Boerboom (MSUB Communication Department) will discuss public communication during the Civil War, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Gettysburg Address, and beyond.

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Dr. Keith Edgerton: Civil War on the Big Screen

Oct. 15 - LIB 148 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Dr. Edgerton (MSUB History Department) will discuss depictions of the Civil War in film.

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Dr. Kathe Gabel: Medicine & the Civil War

Oct. 22 - LIB 148 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Dr. Gabel (MSUB College of Allied Health) will discuss 19th century medical practices and Civil War-era battlefield triage.

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Ms. Tami Haaland & Dr. Bernie Quetchenbach: Poetry of the Civil War

Oct. 29 - LIB 148 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Ms. Haaland (Montana Poet Laureate 2013-2015) and Dr. Quetchenbach (MSUB English Department) will read and discuss Civil War era poetry.

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Dr. Mark Fenderson: Music of the Civil War

Nov. 5 - Cisel 135 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Dr. Fenderson (MSUB Music Department) will present a program on Civil War music, including a student ensemble playing brass band music from the period.

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Programs made possible in part by funding received from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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