Fri, 20 Aug|
2021 Conference: Gettysburg Forgotten and Remembered
With the lifting of most Covid restrictions in England we are pleased to announce that we will be holding our 2021 Annual Conference from 20-22 August at De Vere, Wokefield Park.
Time & Location
20 Aug 2021, 19:00 – 22 Aug 2021, 12:00
Wokefield Park, Wokefield Park, Reading RG7 3AE, UK
About the Event
Gettysburg is America’s biggest and most famous battlefield, but there is a lot more to it than the Round Tops, Cemetery Ridge and Pickett’s Charge. It is also much more than just a battle – it is an iconic part of American history. Recent political debates over the monuments on the site are not new – for nearly 160 years, different groups have used remembrance and memorialisation for many purposes. Our conference will look at both these aspects – exploring some of the lesser known events and participants in the battle; and looking at how the memory of the battle has been used by later generations to pursue a wide range of social, cultural and political agendas.
In view of travel restrictions with the USA, we are pleased to welcome this year a line up of guest speakers from the UK and Ireland:
Dr Damian Shiels, of the Andersonville Irish Project
Dr Catherine Bateson, University of Durham
Tim Galsworthy, University of Sussex
Places are still available, but may be limited. Please contact our partner Old Country Tours at https://www.oldcountrytours.com/ for enquiries about the event.
There will also be a book stall with items donated by the family of the late Stanley Rubin who was a member of the Round Table.
In addition, there will be a raffle at the Saturday evening dinner and an auction of Memorabilia on Sunday morning.
2 hours 30 minutes
Conference OpeningConference Hall
8 hours 15 minutes
Day 1 ScheduleConference Hall