Offered in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, this series of eight morning and mid-day lectures invites participants to learn from Dr. Jonathan White and other distinguished scholars as they focus on how to study Lincoln as a myth, a man, and a president. The lectures will explore Lincoln’s beliefs and actions on issues ranging from emancipation, to Black citizenship and equality, to civil liberties in America. Attention will be given not only to Lincoln as a politician, but Lincoln as a person, unraveling simplified narratives to unveil a figure in his full complexity.
To register to attend any of these lectures, please visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Reframing Lincoln Seminar Lecture Schedule. Once on the page, you may register for any or all of the lectures. Please note, you will be required to create a free account to register, but attendance for all lectures is free of charge.
July 24, 2023, 9:00-11:00 AM CT, “The Amazing, Awe-Inspiring (and Possibly Salacious) Early Life of Abraham Lincoln," Dr. Jonathan White
July 24, 2023, 3:00-4:00 PM CT, "Lincoln's Legal Career," John Lupton
July 25, 2023, 9:00-10:45 AM CT, "Lincoln and the Dred Scott Decision," Dr. Jonathan White
July 25, 2023, 12:45-1:45 PM CT, "Lincoln and African Americans in Springfield," Kathryn Harris
July 26, 2023, 9:00-11:00 AM CT, "Lincoln and Civil Liberties," Dr. Jonathan White
July 26, 2023, 6:30-7:30 PM CT, "Lincoln, Race, and the Future of American Freedom" (to attend this event in person, click here)
July 27, 2023, 9:00-11:00 AM CT, "Lincoln and Emancipation," Dr. Jonathan White
July 28, 2023, 9:00-11:00 AM CT, "The Election That Saved America: Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1864," Dr. Jonathan White
July 28, 2023, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CT, "Remote Session Q&A with Dr. Jonathan White"