2014 Bottimore Lecture “When Mettle Meets Metal: The Hard Realities of Civil War Soldiering”

September 25, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Event Type: 
John Coski
Jepson Hall Room 118 University of Richmond
(855) 649-1861 x131

Stephen Berry, Associate Professor and Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, is the author or editor of four books on America in the mid-19th century, including Weirding the War: Stories From the Civil War’s Ragged Edges. He oversees the web project, “CSI Dixie,” devoted to the coroner’s office in the nineteenth century South and is co-director, with Claudio Saunt, of the Center for Virtual History. He is also co-editor, with Amy Murrell Taylor, of the UnCivil Wars series at the University of Georgia Press. A Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, he helps head the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Georgia.

In his writing and in his speaking, Stephen Berry is a pioneer and an eloquent spokesman for a new approach to Civil War history that looks broadly at the human experience at war.

Reserve your seat online here. You can also contact John Coski for more information at 855-649-1861 x131 or by email

The lecture will take place in Jepson Hall, room 118. The building is highlighted on this map. Parking for the event will be in lot R10, shown here