At 4 p.m. this afternoon in the Chapel, NYU professor Martha Hodes will deliver the Gregory Distinguished Lecture:
"Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Aftermath of the Civil War," presented by Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University. Public responses to Lincoln's assassination have been well chronicled, but Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of African-Americans and whites, yankees and confederates, men and women, soldiers and civilians—investigating the story of the nation's first presidential assassination on a human scale.
This is a university Signature Lecture. UGA Signature Lectures feature speakers noted for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university's history.
The Gregory Lecture is supported by the Amanda and Greg Gregory Civil War Era Studies Support Fund.
At NYU, Hodes teaches courses on race, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the nineteenth-century United States. With a special interest in the craft of history-writing, Hodes also teaches courses on Writing the Civil War, History and Storytelling, Biography and History, Reconstructing Lives, and Experimental History. The Gregory Lecture is free and open to the public.
Image: Albumen portrait of Abraham Lincoln, taken in Washington at Alexander Gardner's studio on 9 August 1863, via wikimedia commons.