Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Civil War Writing Contest & Upcoming Photography Conference

Just a heads' up to all those who may be interested. . .

Our friends at Civil War Interactive have recently launched a Writer's Contest, its fourth in the past fifteen years, looking for reader-submitted articles on the topic of "Civil War Battles," (but not just any battles. . .read the guidelines for more). The contest kicked off of April 15 and will run through early June, so all those so inclined, click here to learn more. Top prizes are books, which is always a good thing.

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I was also notified that the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA, is hosting a conference on Civil War Photography, titled Understanding War Through Imagery: The Civil War in American Memory, which looks interesting. The conference is scheduled for June 26-26, and registrations must be submitted by May 15. The release for this event is provided in part below:

In conjunction with the Civil War sesquicentennial, The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center ( & Army Heritage Center Foundation presents their Civil War Photography Conference, Understanding War through Imagery: The Civil War in American Memory June 25-26, 2011. We invite you to join us for this conference focused on the events of the Civil War, early photography and photographic techniques and related historical and research resources. The USAHEC offers a unique setting that promotes interaction between speakers and attendees, scholars and enthusiasts. This year’s speakers include both established and new scholars, who will be discussing a wide range of topics surrounding the Civil War and photography.

Please find conference brochure and schedule, speaker list and registration information at: Understanding War through Imagery Brochure.

Register by May 15 and save $10.

Recent additions to our digitized photographs include the Massachusetts MOLLUS Photograph Collection. Please see our online catalog USAHEC Online Catalog (a quick link to the Mass-MOLLUS Collection is on the lower right.) Our holdings cover a wide range of US Army resources, including books, photographs, and manuscripts.

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