2013 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series

Battlefield image, courtesy of Robert Shaw published by Firelight Publishing 2013.Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

November 19 , 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
in Brookens Auditorium
at the University of Illinois Springfield
The 11th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lectures will be held November 19, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Dr. Martin P. Johnson, assistant professor of history at Miami University of Ohio-Hamilton will present a lecture titled “Lincoln’s Journey to Gettysburg.” Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri, professor of political science, Rochester Institute of Technology, will give a lecture titled “Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith in the Gettysburg Address.” Dr. Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS, will give opening remarks and moderate. Johnson is the author of the forthcoming book, “Writing the Gettysburg Address” (University Press of Kansas, 2013). Fornieri has authored several books on Lincoln, including the forthcoming “Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014).

The event will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium at UIS. It is free and open to the public, no reservations are required. Seating is first come, first seated, with overflow seating in Public Affairs Center Room C/D. For information call (217) 206-7094.


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Video On Demand of 2013 Lecture

For more information contact Barbara Ferrara,

phone: 217/206-6576

email: ferrara.barbara@uis.edu