Visiting Scholars 2023

Join the ALBG on Friday, April 14th for the Visiting Scholars Banquet.  Our guest speaker this year will be Matthew Pinsker, PH.D. presenting “Lincoln at Gettysburg”. Pinsker holds the Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Your ticket includes the lecture and buffet in the Dobbin House ballroom.  Cash bar opens at 5:30, dinner served at 6:30 with the scholar’s presentation following dinner.

MATTHEW PINSKER holds the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and serves as Director of the House Divided Project, an innovative effort to build digital resources on the Civil War era.  Matt has previously held visiting fellowships at New America Foundation, U.S. Army War College and the National Constitution Center.  Matt graduated from Harvard College and received a doctorate from the University of Oxford. He is the author of two books:  Abraham Lincoln –a volume in the American Presidents Reference Series from Congressional Quarterly Press (2002) and Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home (Oxford University Press, 2003).  Matt’s next book is forthcoming from W.W. Norton: Boss Lincoln: The Partisan Life of Abraham Lincoln.  Matt has also published widely in the history of American politics, contributing to the Journal of American History and several other academic journals as well as to newspapers such as the Los Angeles TimesPhiladelphia Inquirer and USA Today.  He appears regularly on TV channels such as C-SPAN and A&E’s History. Matt currently manages multiple digital projects on the Underground Railroad for the National Park Service Network to Freedom.  He leads numerous K-12 teacher-training workshops for organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. He also currently serves the Organization of American Historians (OAH) as a “Distinguished Lecturer.” Finally, Matt sits on the advisory boards of several historic organizations, such as Ford’s Theatre Society, Gettysburg Foundation, National Civil War Museum, President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home, and the Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Center for History & Democracy.



Tickets cost $35

To pay by mail, please make checks payable to “ALBG”

Mail to:  ALBG, PO Box 4152, Gettysburg PA 17325

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