Jane Censer to Speak at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jane Turner Censer will be speaking on the “The Aftermath of Civil War: Reconstructing Families and Households” at a two-day conference marking the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on Wednesday and Thursday, 1-2 June 2011. The conference will engage with some of the cardinal questions in the study of civil wars through a discussion integrating research on the American Civil War and civil wars that have been and are still being waged around the world. Sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace in cooperation with numerous partners including the School of History and the American Studies program at the Hebrew University, the conference will focus on areas of the world that are rarely juxtaposed with the United States, such as Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The goal of the conference is to foster a transnational discussion between scholars of civil wars from different parts of the world and in different periods of history and to reach conclusions that would be meaningful both to professional historians and a general educated audience. Other American scholars slated to present papers at this conference are James M. McPherson (Princeton University), David Blight (Yale University), Stephanie McCurry (University of Pennsylvania), Joseph Glatthaar (University of North Carolina), Thavolia Glymph (Duke University), and Richard R. John (Columbia University).