2015 Lincoln Colloquium
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
October 7-8, 2016
Lincoln City, Indiana
No figure in American history is more a part of the public memory than Abraham Lincoln. He has become, in fact, a part of the collective consciousness of America. He is universally recognized as one of the most significant persons in our country's history. Memorials of all types- from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to countless statues in town squares- have been created and erected to honor the memory of this man and his accomplishments. In fact, he is so deeply ingrained in our national consciousness that his image can be found practicably everywhere- in sculptures, paintings, posters, dolls, decorative items and on screen, in film and television productions. Join us as we examine the myriad of ways in which Abraham Lincoln is, and has been, remembered.
Barry Schwartz, professor emeritus of Sociology at the University of Georgia and the author of five books, including Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory
Richard Fox, professor of History at the University of Southern California and the author of Lincoln's Body: A Cultural History
Eric Sandweiss, Chairman of the History Department at Indiana University and editor of the Indiana Magazine of History