Friday, February 13, 2009

Abraham Lincoln Symposium at the National Portrait Gallery

If you’re lucky enough to have Monday off work, head to the National Portrait Gallery for the Abraham Lincoln symposium. From 9 a.m. – noon scholars will deliver four lectures that will examine various aspects of Lincoln and his times.

The speakers and topics are David C. Ward, the exhibition curator on “‘Vaulting Ambition’: Lincoln’s Self-Fashioning,” Alexander Nemerov on “The Flame of Lincoln,” Michael E. McGerr on “The Embarrassment of Lincoln’s Nationalism” and Marcia Brennan on “Tragic Dreams and Spectral Doubles: The Metaphysical Lincoln.”

The symposium is free and open to the public.

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