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Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series


2013 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series
Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

November 19 , 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
in Brookens Auditorium
at the University of Illinois at Springfield

Battlefield image, courtesy of Robert Shaw published by Firelight Publishing 2013.


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.

The lectures will be webcast live at:  http://www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html

The event is sponsored by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership, in cooperation with Dr. Michael Burlingame, and is cosponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association. Additional cosponsors include the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, Engaged Citizenship Speaker Series, Illinois Issues, Illinois State Library, UI Alumni Association, UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Public Affairs and Administration, and WUIS Public Radio.


The event is free and open to the public.