Monday, April 11, 2005

ACROSS MY DESK: Society for Women & Civil War Conference 3-5 June 2005

The Society for Women and the Civil War, http://www.swcw.org/ in partnership with the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, is pleased to announce the 7th Conference on Women and the Civil War, which will be held June 3-5, 2005, at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Friday, June 3, 2005
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12:00 - 4:00 Registration open
12:00 - 5:30 Vendors open
12:30 - 4:00 Workshop Sessions: Workshops are included in the Conference price.
12:30 - 2:00 Workshop Session 1:
-- Using Special Collections - Joyce Nester, Special Collections Librarian, Virginia Tech
-- Copyrights, Copywrongs - Susan Anthony, a copyright and trademark attorney

2:30 - 4:00 Workshop Session 2:
-- Using "Special" Collections: Repeat of Session 1. Maximum of 20.
-- Writing Women's Biographies - A panel discussion by Bill Christen, Sara Bartlett, Virginia Mescher and moderated by Meg Galante-DeAngelis.
4:15 - 5:15 Society for Women and the Civil War Annual Meeting plus "Meet the Board" social.
5:30 - 7:00 Welcome Reception - Remarks by Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005
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7:30 - 8:30 Late Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 - 6:00 Vendors Open
8:45 - 9:30 Confederate Women and the Cult of Sacrifice.
9:30 - 10:15 Patriotism and Practicality Civil War Era Homespun Dresses.
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Elizabeth Phelp's Gothic Civil War: A Northern Writer Communing with the Spirits of the Dead.
11:30 - 12:15 Mary Martha Reid and the Florida Hospital in Richmond.
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 2:30 The Union Army vs. Mary Jane Green: The rebel who would not be tamed.
2:30 - 3:15 Maria Lewis, Black Female Trooper of the 8th NY Cavalry: A Methodology.
3:15 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:30 Calling on the Female Prisoners: Maintaining Gender Relationships in Alton Military Prison During the Civil War.
4:30 - 5:15 Wee the People: The Patriotic Work of Children During the Civil War.
6:00 Vendors close
7:00 - 8:30 Dinner and After Dinner Program: Mary Todd Lincoln Remembers.
8:30 Raffle.

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Sunday, June 5, 2005
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12 noon - 3:00 Special Tour of Smithfield Plantation.

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REGISTRATION
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Registration form: http://www.conted.vt.edu/cwwomen/
$195 for Members of the Society for Women and the Civil War.
$225 for non-members.
$165 for Full-Time Virginia Tech Students.
Registration fee includes all Friday activities, including workshops; all Saturday activities, including meals; and conference materials.

Additional Fees:
$15 for each Smithfield Tour.
$20 for Reception Guests.
$35 for Dinner Guests.

Become a Member of the Society for Women and the Civil War for $25 and receive the reduced conference registration fee!

All registrations must be received by May 1, 2005. (We accept Visa and MasterCard)
Society for Women in the Civil War
P.O. Box 1077 Christiansburg, VA 24068
(540) 381-4518 voice (9 am to 6 pm Eastern)
(603) 258-5584 fax

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