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Civil War Expert Lectures at Union on October 9

Oct 9, 2007
Dr. Edward L. Ayers, President of the University of Richmond, served as the Eleventh Annual Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecturer on October 9, 2007. In the afternoon, Dr. Ayers, who is a world-renowned expert on the American Civil War, talked on the subject of “Seeing History: New Strategies for Finding the Patterns of the Past” to an audience of approximately 100 people in Harvey Hall. In his evening lecture, which 800 people attended in the G. M. Savage Memorial Chapel, Dr. Ayers lectured on “In the Wake of the Civil War: Building New Lives After Appomattox.” Following his evening lecture and a question-and-answer time, Dr. Ayers did a book signing. Dr. Stephen Carls served as the coordinator of the lectureship events.


Dr. Edward Ayers delivers his afternoon lecture in Harvey Hall on “Seeing History: New Strategies for Finding the Patterns of the Past.”


A large audience listens intently in Harvey Hall as Dr. Edward Ayers presents his ideas in his afternoon lecture on October 9.


Dr. Edward Ayers relaxes with members of the history and political science departments during an afternoon coffee break on October 9.


Dr. Stephen Carls presents two of Dr. David Dockery’s books to Dr. Edward Ayers at an evening dinner in Dr. Ayers’ honor on October 9.


Dr. Edward Ayers speaks to an audience of approximately 800 people on the subject of “In the Wake of the Civil War: Building New Lives After Appomattox” on October 9.


Dr. Edward Ayers moves about the stage as he talks about post-Civil War America.


Dr. Edward Ayers signs autographs for several of his books following his evening lecture on October 9.