The 29th Annual Lincoln Colloquium, “Amid the Din of Arms: The Election of 1864,” will be held at the Allen County Public Library in the Main Library theater on Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Lincoln Colloquium is a national conference at which Lincoln scholars and enthusiasts meet for presentations and discussion regarding Abraham Lincoln and his place in history.
The 2014 Colloquium features four outstanding speakers who will provide a variety of perspectives on the 1864 election:
* Nicole Etcheson, Alexander M. Bracken Professor of History at Ball State University, will discuss “Sustaining the National Government: The Election of 1864 in Indiana.”
* Jeffrey J. Malanson, Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will present “‘George Washington, the founder of American independence, and Abraham Lincoln, the liberator of the slave’: The Founding Fathers and the Election of 1864.”
* Jennifer Weber, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, will talk on “The Summer Lincoln Lost the Election.”
* Jonathan W. White, Assistant Professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, will speak on “Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln.”
The formal program will conclude with a speakers’ panel discussion and audience questions moderated by Lincoln Lore editor Sara Gabbard. Colloquium attendees may tour the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection following the panel discussion.
“Amid the Din of Arms” is sponsored by the Allen County Public Library, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Abraham Lincoln Association. For registration information, email Lincoln@acpl.info or call 421-1378 or 421-1379. A printable registration form is available online.