Person of the Year 1863: The 2013 Symposium

February 23, 2013 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
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John Coski
Library of Virginia 800 E. Broad Street
(855) 649-1861 x131

The Museum of the Confederacy and Library of Virginia once again bring the sesquicentennial flavor to their annual symposium. For the third year in a row, a panel of distinguished Civil War scholars will nominate candidates for "Person of the Year" in their lectures, and the audience will have the final say by casting ballots for the most influential person of 1863. Who will join Abraham Lincoln (the audience's selection for 1861) and Robert E. Lee (the audience's pick for 1862) on this most distinguished list?

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kent Masterson Brown has had to cancel his appearance at the Symposium. However, the call for reinforcements was made, and the well-known historian Robert K. Krick will be stepping in.

The Panelists for the 2013 Symposium are:

Edward L. Ayers, President, University of Richmond

Joseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina

Robert K. Krick, former chief historian of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Thomas Sebrell, Queen Mary, University of London

Jennifer L. Weber, University of Kansas


As always, the nominees themselves are kept secret until the day of the symposium.

Tickets for the full-day symposium are $35 for Museum members and Library donors, and $50 for the general public.

Walk-on registrants are allowed the day of the Symposium, but lunch is not included. Call 855-649-1861 x131 for more information.