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Renowned Civil War Historian Guelzo to present Russell Lecture
3/09/12

Prize-winning Civil War Historian Allen Guelzo will present Alfred University’s 2012 Russell Lecture, titled "Is Lincoln Still a Man for the Ages?" Thursday, March 15 in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center at 7:30 p.m.

The Russell Lecture is sponsored by The Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Admission to the event is free.

Guelzo, who heads the Civil War program at Gettysburg College, is an expert on the subject. He is the two-time winner of the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Prize, in 2000 for "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President" and in 2005 for "Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America."

Guelzo has been a Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (1992-93), Harvard University (1994-95) and more recently Princeton University (2002-03 and 2010-11).

The Russell Lecture, held annually since 1970, honors the memory of Willis Russell, former historian and department chair, who taught at Alfred University from 1926 until his retirement in 1964.

Each year, the Russell lectureship brings to the AU campus a nationally known historian to deliver an address. Last year’s lecturer was Holocaust historian Christopher Browning. Previous winners have included Pulitzer Prize winners Michael Kammen of Cornell University and Martin Sherwin of George Mason University.