Friday, January 18, 2013

Illinois History Symposium at UIS

The 2013 Illinois History Symposium, “Slavery and Emancipation: Global Perspectives,” will be held at the University of Illinois Springfield Feb. 28 through March 1, with additional programs and activities at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on March 2.

This year’s symposium will examine human bondage in both contemporary and historical contexts, from legalized chattel slavery in antebellum America and serfdom in tsarist Russia to human trafficking, forced labor, and sexual exploitation around the globe.

Registration for the 2013 Illinois History Symposium is open to everyone. Paid reservations in advance are required for any meals, including the SAGE luncheon on Feb. 28 and the Symposium Banquet on March 1.

For more information about the symposium, or to download a registration form, call 525-2781 or visit