USAHEC CW Photography Conference

14 04 2011

I received the following today from Gus Keilers, Digital Archivist at the U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC

In conjunction with the Civil War sesquicentennial, The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (www.usahec.org) &  Army Heritage Center Foundation presents their Civil War Photography Conference, Understanding War through Imagery: The Civil War in American Memory June 25-26, 2011.  We invite you to join us for this conference focused on the events of the Civil War, early photography and photographic techniques and related historical and research resources.  The USAHEC offers a unique setting that promotes interaction between speakers and attendees, scholars and enthusiasts.  This year’s speakers include both established and new scholars, who will be discussing a wide range of topics surrounding the Civil War and photography.

Please find conference brochure and schedule, speaker list and registration information at: Understanding War through Imagery Brochure.

Register by May 15 and save $10.

Recent additions to our digitized photographs include the Massachusetts MOLLUS Photograph Collection. Please see our online catalog USAHEC Online Catalog (a quick link to the Mass-MOLLUS Collection is on the lower right.) Our holdings cover a wide range of US Army resources, including books, photographs, and manuscripts.

Please email questions, inquiries and/or responses to CARL_CIVILWARCONF@conus.army.mil (underscore between “CARL” and “CIVIL”).





Art Bergeron

9 02 2010

A friend emailed me early this morning with the shocking news that Art Bergeron passed away yesterday, 2/8/2010.  I only met Art once, where he worked at the U. S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA, helping countelss visitors navigate the archives.  We were Facebook friends, we corresponded occasionally, and he was a good friend to Bull Runnings, always generous with his time and significant expertise.  Art earned his PhD at Louisiana State University, was a Viet Nam veteran, and authored or edited many books and articles on the Civil War, with an emphasis on Louisiana. Historians and researches have lost a good friend and resource.  Drew has posted this link to a bio of Art at the Civil War Round Table of Central Louisiana.

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