Monday, November 18, 2013

UIS lectures look at Lincoln, Gettysburg

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, two lectures devoted to the address comprise the Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Martin P. Johnson, assistant professor of history at Miami University of Ohio-Hamilton will speak on “Lincoln’s Journey to Gettysburg.”

Joseph Fornieri, professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology, will present a lecture entitled “Abraham Lincoln’s Faith in the Gettysburg Address.”

Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, will make opening remarks and moderate.

Johnson is the author of the forthcoming book “Writing the Gettysburg Address (University of Kansas Press, 2013), and Fornieri has written several books on Lincoln including the forthcoming “Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014).

The lectures in Brookens Auditorium are free and open to the public, and no reservations are required. Overflow seating is in Public Affairs Center Room C/D.

The lecture is sponsored by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership in cooperation with Burlingame and has several co-sponsors.

The story was featured by The State Journal-Register on November 16, 2013.

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