Topic: “From the Beautiful Death to the Commodification of Death: Changing Deathways in Victorian America”, Prof. Derek Maxfield
The American Civil War was certainly a seminal event in our history. Historians have argued that it profoundly shaped politics, society, economics, and culture. But we are only beginning to understand how the Civil War changed our conception of death. This talk will explore how Victorian culture created a culture of death, and how that changed over the course of the 19th century. The pivot point, as we shall see, was the Civil War.
The Civil War Lectures are free and open to the public. Please join us from 7:00-9:00pm in T102 of the Batavia campus.