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Open House for 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

For those of you on campus, here’s something to check out.  In about an hour, Special Collections & Archives is hosting an “Open House in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation”:

On Thursday, January 10, original documents, books, and printed materials related to the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War, will be on view in the Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Among the items on display will be a certificate signed by Lincoln appointing Hiram Willey (Wesleyan Class of 1839) U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut; Harper’s Weekly, the North’s most comprehensive, illustrated source for news about the Civil War; Confederate publications related to slavery; abolitionist publications; and the first edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s galvanizing novel, Uncle Cabin.

Date: Today, January 10
Time: 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library

Historical Narratives Fall Submissions Drive Deadline

Justin Pottle ’13 writes in about The End of Historical Narratives?, which could be the name of an unreleased essay by Francis Fukuyama. I’m including the entirety of his email because it’s great:

Hey Zach!

Hope your weekend/finals are going well—I’m still kind of reeling from Its a Wonderful Life. Crazy. Its Christmastime. Everything is beautiful. Anyways, I’m writing in with a wesleying request. Can you put a post up advertising the end of Historical Narratives fall submissions? Something like this:

Historical Narratives, Wesleyan’s undergraduate journal of history, is wrapping up its fall submissions drive tomorrow, December 10, but there is still time to submit your academic work discussing or pertaining to historical subjects and analysis. We’re looking for papers between 5 and 30 pages in any subject with an emphasis on original research. If your professor liked it, we probably will too. Successful papers will go through multiple rounds of anonymous review and editing, and the best papers will make it into our sleek academic journal at the end of next semester. You can submit papers whenever, but send submissions to weshistoricalnarratives(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday night to be consider in the first round of review.

I’ve attached a picture of Abraham Lincoln riding a bear. Do with it what you will.

Deadline: Monday (tomorrow) night
Contact: weshistoricalnarratives(at)gmail(dot)com