The annual meeting of the Society of Civil War Historians will take place in Richmond this November as part of the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association. Finally, I will get to attend the SHA. The SCWH’s panel will feature A. Wilson Greene, John Coski, and Alex Wise. Greene will discuss interpreting combat at Civil War historic sites; Coski will examine the recent challenges that the Museum of the Confederacy has faced in promoting the history of the Confederacy; and Wise will discuss the American Civil War Center’s new exhibit which interprets the Civil War from multiple perspectives in the former capital of the Confederacy. This promises to be a first-rate panel.
The 2008 meeting of the SHA is scheduled for New Orleans and I’ve been asked to join a panel for the meeting of the SCWH. The panel will cover Civil War and technology. I will be joining Mark Grimsley, Anne Sarah Rubin, and George Rable who organized the panel. My topic is Civil War blogging, which is perfect as I’ve been wanting to write something about this "long strange trip."