Adelphi History Department Holds 39th Annual History Teacher’s Conference

Adelphi University Department of History will hold its 39th Annual Adelphi History Conference featuring Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Eric Foner.
April 19, 2012 - PRLog -- The Adelphi University Department of History will hold its 39th Annual Adelphi History Conference on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY. This year’s topic is “Sesquicentennial Reflections on the Civil War.” The free conference will feature Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize-winner and Professor of history at Columbia University Dr. Eric Foner, presentations on aspects of the Civil War by Drs. Patrick Kelly and Marty Haas from Adelphi’s Department of History, and an open forum on how to teach the Civil War.

After brief greetings from the dean, the keynote speech entitled “Lincoln, Slavery, and Black Rights” will be delivered by Dr. Foner. Professor Foner is the author of numerous books on American history and one of the foremost historians of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. He has received many awards for his scholarship and teaching including both the Bancroft Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for History for his most recent book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He has also written a notable textbook, Give Me Liberty! An American History, which is a staple of U.S. history survey courses at many universities including Adelphi.

Subsequently, Professor Kelly will give a talk on “Geography and the Civil War.”in which he will discuss how he uses the Civil War to teach historical geography: After Professor Kelly, Professor Haas, a board member for the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington and the author of numerous film reviews, will talk on “Hollywood’s Civil War.” Following their presentations there will be a discussion of teaching the civil war.

To obtain more information about this event, please email Michael Christofferson, chair of the History Department, at

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About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
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