Andrea Loewenwarter is a Historic Resources Specialist, and Manager of Historic Blenheim, in the City of Fairfax, Virginia. She has been researching the graffiti at the site for almost twenty years. Loewenwarter holds an MA in Museum Education from George Washington University and has worked at the National Museum of American History, the DAR Museum, and the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
- Role in Workshop: Discovering Graffiti Soldiers discussion (Sunday)
Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Chair in Southern Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (2007) and the Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War (2008). He is also the editor of five collections on Civil War history, including The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers (2007), and the two-volume A Companion to the U.S. Civil War (2014). He has conducted workshops on a variety of topics in Civil War history with elementary, middle, and high school teachers around the country.
- Role in Workshop: Stories about Soldiers lecture & discussion (Monday)
Christopher Preperato is the lead multimedia developer for RRCHNM. He earned his BA in communication arts from Allegheny College, specializing in video production. Preperato has produced more than 350 videos, including interviews with historians and teachers, montages, and classroom activities. Prior to coming to the CHNM, Preperato taught video production in the summer to students at iDTech Camp.
- Role in Workshop: Capturing the Past Through Digital Photography workshop (Monday)
Robert Bonner is professor and chair of the history department at Dartmouth College. His research on the political and cultural history of the Civil War era includes: Colors and Blood: Flag Passions of the Confederate South, The Soldiers Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the American Civil War; and Mastering America: Southern Slaveholders and the Crisis of American Nationhood. He holds a PhD from Yale University.
- Role in Workshop: Soldiers’ Drawings lecture & discussion (Tuesday)
Joseph Glatthaar is Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches classes in American military history and the Civil War. He is the author of five books on the history of the Civil War, including Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers (1980), General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Collapse (2008), and Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert E. Lee (2011). He is a former president of the Society for Military History.
- Role in Workshop: Soldiers in Combat lecture & discussion (Tuesday)
James Marten is professor and chair of the history department at Marquette University, and a past president of both the Society for the History of Children and Youth and the Society of Civil War Historians. He is the author or editor of fifteen books on the Civil War and on children’s history. His most recent books include Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (2011), Children and Youth during the Civil War Era (2012), and America’s Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace (2014).
- Role in Workshop: Soldiers After the War lecture & discussion (Wednesday)
Scott Nesbit is an assistant professor of digital humanities at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design. From 2009 until 2014 he was the associate director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond. He has led digital history projects such as Visualizing Emancipation, which used a wide array of textual sources to map out where and when slavery fell apart during the American Civil War. He has a PhD in history from the University of Virginia.
- Role in Workshop: Online Resources for Civil War History lecture & discussion (Wednesday)
Christopher Hamner is an associate professor of history at George Mason University and a specialist in military history and the study of war and society. He is the author of Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776-1945 (University Press of Kansas, 2011), which examines the changing nature of combat and the motivations of soldiers from the War of Independence to the Second World War. He has served as Lead Historian for twelve Teaching American History cohorts and received Mason’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013. Hamner holds an A.B. in history and English from Dartmouth College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2014 to 2016 he serves as a visiting professor at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
- Role in Workshop: Gettysburg site visit (Thursday)