Holtz Memorial Lecture: Lincoln Legacy Lecture 10/20

The University of Illinois Springfield will host the 14th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lecture on October 20, 2016, presented by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership, in cooperation with the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies.

Brookens Library has selected the program as the 2016/2017 Holtz Memorial Lecture. “Lincoln and Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Equality” will feature three Lincoln scholars: Dr. Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS, Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil war Era Gettysburg College, and Dr Brooks Simpson, Foundation Professor of History, Arizon State University.

The event, at 7:00 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

Lincoln Legacy Lecture

Holtz Memorial Lecture: Mourning Father Abraham 4/30

Lincoln-Symposium_Email-adThe University of Illinois Springfield will host a scholarly symposium on April 30, 2015, in collaboration with the Lincoln Funeral Coalition and support from The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, and cosponsored by Brookens Library as this year’s Holtz Memorial Lecture.  “Mourning Father Abraham:  Lincoln’s Assassination and the Public’s Response” will feature three Lincoln scholars who will describe the way the public viewed Abraham Lincoln in life and death, including the variation in personal responses to his assassination. Lincoln’s call for black suffrage and the challenges of reunion will also be discussed.

Speakers will include Dr. Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS, Dr. Martha Hodes, Professor of History, New York University, and Dr. Louis Masur, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University.  The event, at 7:00 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, is free and open to the public.  No reservation is required.  Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is first come, first seated, with overflow seating provided.  A reception and book signing will follow.  The live webcast can be viewed at http://www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html.

The symposium is being organized by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership.  For more information:  http://cspl.uis.edu/OfficeOfExecutiveDirector/MourningFatherAbraham/index.htm or (217) 206-7094.

Bonnie Jo Campbell – Collection

Acclaimed writer Bonnie Jo Campbell is coming to the University of Illinois Springfield and speaking in the Brookens Auditorium on Friday, April 13 at 8:00pm. Brookens Library has added several of her works to our collection. Check it out today!!! http://uisbrookenslibrary.worldcat.org/profiles/BrookensLibrary/lists/2954729

The event is being sponsored by the Friends of Brookens Library

A reception and book signing will immediately follow her talk.

John Holtz Memorial Lecture 4/13

This year The Friends of Brookens Library is partnering with Student Arts Research Symposium (StARS) to bring acclaimed author Bonnie Jo Campbell to UIS to speak! She is the author of several popular books that we have in our collection: http://uisbrookenslibrary.worldcat.org/profiles/BrookensLibrary/lists/2954729

When: April 13th (Friday)

Time: 8:00pm

Where: Brookens Auditorium

A reception and book signing will follow immediately!

This is also an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) event.