Dr. Elizabeth Varon to speak on "Legacies of Appomattox" at 10th Anniversary Hinson Lecture Series March 19, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Varon, an award-winning historian, is scheduled to speak on "Legacies of Appomattox" at the 10th Anniversary Hinson Lecture Series presented by the University of Mobile. The lecture will be at the History Museum of Mobile on March 19, 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Varon is the Longbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. The program, titled "Legacies of Appomattox: Lee's Surrender in History and Memory," will include a lecture, a reception and a book-signing.
This spring marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, so this topic is particularly timely, according to Dr. Lonnie Burnett, professor of history at the University of Mobile and director of this lecture series. "Dr. Varon," he said, "will examine not just the closing events of the American Civil War that led to the surrender, but will also explore the meaning of the war in historical memory.”
The Billy G. Hinson Lecture Series was established by the University of Mobile College of Arts and Sciences to present academic programs dealing with topics in Southern history. The series is named in honor of Dr. Billy Hinson, long-time history professor at the University of Mobile. For more information, contact Dr. Burnett at 251-442-2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.