Events and Programs
2012 Annual Lincoln Colloquium
Oct. 12 to Oct. 13
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct.12
Colloquium: Saturday, Oct.13
The Indiana Historical Society is hosting Lincoln, Slavery, and the Historian’s Role as part of the 27th Annual Lincoln Colloquium.
The Colloquium begins Friday at the Indiana History Center. The reception will include light refreshments, wine, and private viewing of the exhibition The Civil War from Fort Sumter to the Emancipation Proclamation which contains original materials from the IHS collections.
Saturday at the History Center features a series of presentations that focus on Abraham Lincoln’s evolving stance on slavery, what slavery meant during the Civil War and what is means today, as well as conversations between public and academic historians on what they perceive their role to be in interpreting Lincoln and slavery.
Guest speakers include historian Michael Johnson from The Johns Hopkins University, Ron Soodalter, author of Capt. Gordon: The Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader and The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking in America Today, and Callie Hawkins from President Lincoln’s Cottage. A free public conversation between the Colloquium’s scholars and community leaders – The Modern Abolition Movement: A Dialogue between Historians and Anti-Human Trafficking Advocates – begins at 4 p.m.
Registration for the reception and colloquium (but not the free public conversation) is required.
$35 IHS members, $40 nonmembers, $25 students. Fee includes Friday reception as well as morning snacks and a boxed lunch on Saturday.
Supported by The Abraham Lincoln Association