Reaching Stellar through the Center for Lincoln Studies

Young Lincoln statue

Breaking News about the Center for Lincoln Studies

On January 19, 2018, the University of Illinois Springfield Campus Senate passed a resolution supporting and approving the establishment of the Center for Lincoln Studies. You can read the resolution here.  Learn more about the Center for Lincoln Studies below.

Center for Lincoln Studies

Abraham Lincoln is the most iconic figure in American history, and his humanity, character, and leadership continue to inspire us today. It is always a good time to draw inspiration from Abraham Lincoln’s life and his character, to learn from his leadership during our nation’s Civil War, and to critically examine his legacy on democracy, freedom, equality, and race in our modern world.

In honor of Abraham Lincoln, Illinois’ favorite son, the University of Illinois Springfield is establishing a Center for Lincoln Studies that will grow into a national base for scholarship, teaching, and public history about Lincoln’s life, his leadership, and his legacy. As it reaches its full strength, the Center may include activities such as the following:

  • publishing scholarship,
  • creating and facilitating online history projects,
  • fostering innovative public history interpretation,
  • hosting visiting scholars,
  • engaging broad campus and community audiences, and, most importantly,
  • offering an interdisciplinary learning laboratory for students.

Springfield is the right place to establish a national center for the study of Abraham Lincoln’s life, his era, his leadership, and his legacy; and the University of Illinois Springfield will be the perfect home for this ambitious and important endeavor.

To support this endeavor, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217.206.6058 or by email at