UM Libraries Symposium: Women and the Civil War in Maryland

Program: April 27, 2012

8:30am-9:00am -- Registration in Hornbake Library (Nonprint Media Services Room J)

9:00am-9:15am -- Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Desider Vikor, Director, Collection Management & Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
  • Leslie Rowland, History Department, University of Maryland, College Park

9:15am-10:45am -- Keynote Address

  • A "Spectacular Revolution" in the Border States: Unionist Women for Freedom and Democracy

    Thavolia Glymph, Duke University

10:45am-11:00am -- Break

11:00am-12:30pm -- Session 1: Women and the Struggle for Freedom in Maryland

Moderator: Lauren Brown, University of Maryland Libraries


  • Before Freedom: Poor White, Free Black, and Enslaved Women in Northern Maryland, 1790-1860

    Max Grivno, University of Southern Mississippi

  • The Civil War Experience of the Oblate Sisters of Providence

    Diane Batts Morrow, University of Georgia

  • "Colored Women Had Many Battles to Fight": Black Women Surviving War and Freedom

    Sharita Jacobs Thompson, Gettysburg College

12:30pm-1:30pm -- Lunch

1:30pm-3:00pm -- Session 2: Women in Civil War-Era Baltimore

Moderator: Eric Lindquist, University of Maryland Libraries


  • The Caged Bird Sings: Elizabeth Phoebe Key Howard's Civil War Activism

    Claudia Floyd, Stevenson University

  • A Record of Heroism: Baltimore Unioinist Women and the Civil War Era

    Robert W. Schoeberlein, Maryland State Archives

  • Women and Print Culture in Civil War-Era Baltimore

    Douglas McElrath, University of Maryland, College Park

3:00pm-3:15pm -- Closing Remarks

  • Elizabeth A. Novara, University of Maryland Libraries

3:15pm-4:00pm -- Reception (Hornbake Library Lobby) & Viewing of the "Women on the Border" Exhibition (Maryland Room Gallery)