In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a lecture series by eminent scholars discussing their most recent works on the Civil War. In this program, Jane E. Schultz, a leading expert on Civil War nursing, will discuss her book This Birth Place of Souls and examine one woman’s critical role on the battlefields of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. This series is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press. For more information, please visit www.bryantpark.org.
Location: This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pricing: Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. Speaker Bio(s) Jane E. Schultz is Professor of English and Director of Literature at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is the author of This Birth Place of Souls: The Civil War Nursing Diary of Harriet Eaton.
Collaborators: Produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press.