Alumna Returns to Speak about Civil War

Stephanie McCurry, PhD ’88, will return to Binghamton University to give a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in FA-Casadesus Recital Hall. McCurry, professor and undergraduate chair of history at the University of Pennsylvania, is a specialist in 19th-century American history, with a focus on the American South and the Civil War era. She is the author of numerous prize-winning publications including her most recent book and the topic of her presentation: Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, published in 2010 by Harvard University Press and selected for the 2011 Avery O. Craven Award and the 2011 Merle Curti Award (co-winner). McCurry has been an OAH Distinguished Lecturer since 2005, and has held fellowships with the Smithsonian Institution, the American Association of University Women, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has taught at the University of California, San Diego and Northwestern University, and has been a visiting professor at Princeton University. A book sale and signing will be held at 4 p.m., prior to the lecture, in FA-Casadesus, and a reception will follow the lecture in the FA-Green Room. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.