This morning I traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to visit with David Blight’s Civil War Memory seminar at Yale. It was my first time to the campus and I had a wonderful experience. I had a chance to talk a bit about my research, the blog, and how the Internet is shaping Civil War remembrance. The students were incredibly thoughtful and I especially enjoyed the opportunity to join in their discussion of a new book of essays edited by Thomas Brown. They gave me quite a bit to think about. Thanks so much to Professor Blight and to Brian Jordan [check out Brian’s new book on South Mountain] for the invitation.
Afterwards I spent some time with a few of my former students. It was so nice to see them enjoying and taking full advantage of their college experience at Yale.
All in all, it was a great day.