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March 2019

One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

March 23 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm

The 2018-19 seminar series will focus on volumes from Ashbrook’s new Core American Documents Collections. The scholar will select several documents from each collection for discussion and explain the rationale behind the collection. All participants will receive a copy of the completed volume. Discussion Leader: Jeff Sikkenga, Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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July 2019

The Civil War in American History and Literature

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - July 12 @ 3:30 pm
$578 - $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, this course examines the literature and political thought of the American Civil War to understand how different representations of the War and its causes informed national identity, not only in the time of conflict, but also in its subsequent legacy. Key political figures, activists, and writers of the time include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, John C. Calhoun, and Abraham Lincoln. In the years since the…

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The World Wars in American History and Literature

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - July 19 @ 3:30 pm
$578 - $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the course will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices.It will consider historical and literary texts such as Wilson’s War Message and Fourteen Points; an African-American soldier’s letter…

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