Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc.

Eighth Annual Symposium - March 12, 2005

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc., and the Smithsonian
The 2005 Symposium was held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.

Symposium speakers l-r: Fornieri, Holzer, Pinsker, Leonard, Paludan.
Photos © Bruce Guthrie.
Symposium 2005 Photo Collection


Videos courtesy of Lincoln Archives Project.

Professor Joseph R. Fornieri – Rochester Institute of Technology

Publications:  Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith (2003)
The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2004)

Symposium Topic:  "Lincoln, Law, Prudence and Morality"


Author Harold Holzer – Senior Vice President, External Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Publications:  Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that made Abraham Lincoln President (2004)
The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2004)

Symposium Topic:  "Lincoln and the Cooper Union Address"


Professor Elizabeth D. Leonard – Chair, Colby College History Department

Publications:  Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War (2004)
All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies (2004)

Symposium Topic:  "Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln"


Professor Phillip Shaw Paludan – Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield

Publications:  The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, Winner 1995 Lincoln Prize

Symposium Topic:  "Lincoln and Democracy"


Professor Matthew Pinsker – Dickinson College

Publications:  Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldier's Home (2003)

Symposium Topic:  "The Private President: New Insights from the Old Soldiers’ Home"


Fifth Annual Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize Presentation

Eighth Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award Prize Presentation