Dr. Laura Edwards, Professor of History at Duke University and current Guggenheim Fellow, will present the History Department’s annual Gary C. and Eleanor G. Simons Lecture in American History will take place on Wednesday, April 3 at 5 pm in the Ustler Hall Atrium.

Dr. Laura Edwards

Dr. Laura Edwards

Dr. Edwards is the author of three books; Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (1997), Scarlett Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era (2000), and The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South (2009), which recently won the 2010 Charles S. Sydnor Award from Southern Historical Association as well as the Littleton-Griswold Award from the American Historical Association.

The Simons Lecture has a proud tradition of bringing preeminent scholars to Gainesville to discuss their research, and as this is the 150th anniversary of several important Civil War events like the Battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation, we’re pleased that Dr. Edwards is speaking on a topic of both historical and contemporary relevance.

So please join us on Wednesday, April 5 to welcome Dr. Edwards to UF!