Anne Rubin, associate professor of history, has been named the president of the Society of Civil War Historians. Rubin is the author of A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868
The Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH) is an association of scholars dedicated to exploring slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction roughly from the 1830s through 1880. SCWH’s goal is to bring greater coherence to the historical field by encouraging the integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history and generally to promote the study of the Civil War era.
In a video for the blog “The Civil War Monitor,” Rubin discusses her new role and her aspirations for the next two years of her presidency.
“I’d like the society to have a voice in the ongoing conversation about the Civil War sesquicentennial,” Rubin said. “I’d like us also to have more of a digital presence, more of a social media presence. We’re historians, we like the past, but the digital world is upon us and it’s a great tool for outreach and to get the message of the society out there to a broader and younger public.”
The video can be seen here.