ECW Announces Keynote Speaker for the 2018 ECW Symposium at Stevenson Ridge!

HartwigEmerging Civil War is delighted to announce the keynote speaker for our Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, to be held Aug. 3-5, 2018: former Gettysburg National Battlefield Supervisory Historian Scott Hartwig.

The theme of the symposium will be “Turning Points of the American Civil War.” Hartwig, who has authored works on the 1862 Maryland Campaign, will speak on the battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation. 

Hartwig is a thirty-four year veteran of the National Park Service and served as Gettysburg’s supervisory historian for twenty years. He won the NPS regional Freeman Tilden Award for Excellence in Interpretation in 1993, and was fundamental in the growth of Gettysburg’s on-site interpretation and living history programming, distance and satellite education efforts, and a key player for the design of all aspects of the new Gettysburg museum/visitor center. He retired from the NPS in January 2014.

Hartwig has authored numerous articles, essays, and books on Civil War subjects, and has appeared on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and Pennsylvania Cable Network. His most recent publication is To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign from September 3 to September 16, an 800 page in-depth study of the campaign up to the eve of the battle of Antietam, published in September 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Hartwig is currently working on the sequel which will cover the battle of Antietam, its aftermath, and the end of the campaign.

ECW will announce our full line-up of speakers soon. In the meantime, you can order tickets at the early-bird rate of only $130 by clicking here. To pay by check, or to get other information about the Symposium, see our 2018 Symposium page.