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From: Kara D. Vuic <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: announcement Date: March 2, 2010 10:41:28 AM EST To: Scott Hendrix <email@example.com> ***** The Bridgewater College Civil War Institute presents: John Brown and the Coming Storm A one-day symposium featuring: Janet Kemper Beck Prof. Beck teaches English at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She is the author of Creating the John Brown Legend: Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Child and Higginson in Defense of the Raid on Harpers Ferry. She has also written an essay about poet Ishmael Reed and has given presentations on slave narratives and John Brown at several locations. At Appalachian State, Prof. Beck has designed several summer writing programs and interdisciplinary workshops. Prof. Beck is a member of the Harpers Ferry Historical Society, the Thoreau Society, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society. Dennis Frye Mr. Frye is Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and past president of a national battlefield preservation organization that is today’s Civil War Preservation Trust. Mr. Frye has written over fifty articles and four books on the war, his latest entitled Antietam Revealed. He has served as a battlefield guide for National Geographic, the Smithsonian, major universities, and Civil War Round Tables across the country. He has appeared on the History Channel’s Civil War Journal and Ken Burn’s Civil War series. He also worked as Associate Producer and historical consultant for the movie Gods and Generals. Jonathan Noyalas Prof. Noyalas is a history professor at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia where he also serves as Director of the College’s Institute of Culture and History and the Center for Civil War History. He is the author of Plagued by War: Winchester, Virginia, During the Civil War and “My Will is Absolute Law”: A Biography of Union General Robert H. Milroy. He was the editor and contributing author for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s “If this Valley is Lost, Virginia is Lost”: Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign. He has authored numerous reviews, academic papers, essays, and articles that have appeared in publications such as America’s Civil War, Civil War Book Review, and Blue & Gray. Brian Steel Wills A member of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise faculty since 1992, Dr. Wills is the 2000 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. He also received the UVA–Wise Outstanding Teaching Award in 1998 and the Outstanding Research Award in 1995. In 2003, he was named the Kenneth Asbury Professor of History in recognition of his accomplishments as a scholar, teacher, and leader. Dr. Wills is a nationally recognized Civil War historian and author of several books on Schedule: April 17, 2010 Bridgewater College McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics Room 100 402 E. College St., Bridgewater, VA 22812 9:00am Welcome 9:30-10:30 Dennis Frye, “John Brown: The Spark that Ignited the Powder Keg” 10:30-11:00 coffee break 11:00-12:00 Brian Steel Wills, “John Brown as portrayed in the Cinema” 12:00-1:30pm break for lunch 1:30-2:30 Janet Kemper Beck, “Creating the John Brown Legend: Frederick Douglass Before (and After) the Raid on Harpers Ferry” 2:30-2:45 coffee break 2:45-3:45 Jonathan Noyalas, “‘The effect was immediate’: The Impact of Brown’s Raid on the Valley’s Population” 3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks Sessions are free of charge and open to the public For further information, contact Nick Picerno at 540-828-5761 or firstname.lastname@example.org Kara Dixon Vuic Assistant Professor of History Bridgewater College 402 E. College St. Bridgewater, VA 22812 540-515-3791 email@example.com ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----