A Fire Never Extinguished

2014 Fall Conference

Attendee Resources

We are pleased you will be joining us for the conference!

This document (PDF) contains arrival information, a preliminary agenda, an overview of the conference readings, information on directions and parking, and a representative list of Burlington restaurants.

We recommend bringing our directions and parking instructions with you (included in the above packet) and allowing extra time to find your way if you are unfamiliar with driving on the UVM campus. You may also download just the map, directions, and parking information here.

Find links directly to the suggested readings here:

“Why the Civil War Still Matters,” by Robert Hicks, New York Times, originally published July 3, 2013
“Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, published in the Civil War Commemorative Issue, 2012
“Telling War Stories: Reflections of a Civil War Historian” by Drew Gilpin Faust, National Endowment for the Humanities’ 2011 Jefferson Lecture

Bonus Reading


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