What began 20 years ago as a modest proposal to bring Lincoln enthusiasts together for a small East Coast-based yearly history conference at Gettysburg has blossomed into one of the leading history organizations in the country.  Today, our regular symposia are attended by scholars and enthusiasts from all over the nation and abroad, attracting as speakers and panelists some of the most revered historians in the Lincoln and Civil War fields.

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
                            A. Lincoln
The 25th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - ONLINE ONLY

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If you are not yet a member of The Lincoln Forum but would like to attend our 2020 symposium, please print out a membership form and send it to our Treasurer at the address listed on the form. Once you become a member, a registration form to our symposium will be sent to you.  Please click here to become a member

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Conferences
2019 Lincoln Forum Symposium
 

The Leader. The War. The Legacy.

Lincoln at 210.

Michael Beschloss, Harold Holzer,

Michael Beschloss, Harold Holzer,

Harold Holzer, Sarah Watson, Wendy Allen

Harold Holzer, Sarah Watson, Wendy Allen

Student Scholars

Student Scholars

Transitioning as Chairman

Transitioning as Chairman

Teacher Scholars

Teacher Scholars

2018 Lincoln Forum Symposium
 

Lincoln and the Civil War, in Fact, Fiction, and Memory

Transitioning as Chairman -

Transitioning as Chairman -

Looking Back & Looking Forwa

Looking Back & Looking Forwa

Fairwell Address - Frank J

Fairwell Address - Frank J

Presiding - Harold Holzer

Presiding - Harold Holzer

Richard Nelson Current Award

Richard Nelson Current Award

Speaker & Award Recipient- D

Speaker & Award Recipient- D

Wendy Allen Award for Instit

Wendy Allen Award for Instit

Award Recipient - Bill Peder

Award Recipient - Bill Peder

Student Scholars - Harold Ho

Student Scholars - Harold Ho

Teacher Scholars - Ruth Squi

Teacher Scholars - Ruth Squi

11-DSCN9778 Speaker - Edward L. Ayers

11-DSCN9778 Speaker - Edward L. Ayers

Speaker - Andrew Delbanco

Speaker - Andrew Delbanco

Conversation - Frank J

Conversation - Frank J

Speaker - Craig L. Symonds

Speaker - Craig L. Symonds

Speaker - John F. Marszalek.

Speaker - John F. Marszalek.

Moderator - Edna Greene Medf

Moderator - Edna Greene Medf

Speaker - Candice Shy Hooper

Speaker - Candice Shy Hooper

Speaker - Kate Masur

Speaker - Kate Masur

Speaker - George Saunders

Speaker - George Saunders

Platt Family Essay Contest C

Platt Family Essay Contest C

Moderator - Dennis J

Moderator - Dennis J

Speaker - Joseph R

Speaker - Joseph R

Tom Horrocks

Tom Horrocks

Ruth

Ruth

Pat Dougal

Pat Dougal

2017 Lincoln Forum Symposium
 

Lincoln and his contemporaries: Friends, Enemies, and Successors

Tom Horrocks

Tom Horrocks

Walter Stahr

Walter Stahr

Ruth Squillace

Ruth Squillace

Stephen D. Engle

Stephen D. Engle

Roger Cosbey

Roger Cosbey

Rev. Harold Hand

Rev. Harold Hand

Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow

Frank J. Williams

Frank J. Williams

James B. Conroy

James B. Conroy

Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer

John F. Marszalek

John F. Marszalek

Jonathan W. White

Jonathan W. White

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Pat Dougal

Pat Dougal

Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford

Caroline E. Janney

Caroline E. Janney

Charles B. Strozier

Charles B. Strozier

Craig L. Symonds

Craig L. Symonds

Don McCue

Don McCue

Daniel R. Weinberg

Daniel R. Weinberg

2016 Lincoln Forum Symposium
 

Abraham Lincoln – His Life and His Legacy

James I. (Bud) Robertson

James I. (Bud) Robertson

Sidney Blumenthal

Sidney Blumenthal

Richard Brookhiser

Richard Brookhiser

Joan Waugh

Joan Waugh

Ronald C. White

Ronald C. White

Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford

Catherine Clinton

Catherine Clinton

Craig L. Symonds

Craig L. Symonds

John F. Marszalek

John F. Marszalek

Guy C. Fraker

Guy C. Fraker

Frank J. Williams

Frank J. Williams

Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer

Don McCue

Don McCue

2015 Lincoln Forum Symposium
 

1865: Triumph and Tragedy,”  Final Year of a Six-Year focus on the Civil War  Sesquicentennial

William C. Davis

William C. Davis

Richard Wightman Fox

Richard Wightman Fox

Rev. Harold Hand

Rev. Harold Hand

Michelle Krowl

Michelle Krowl

Michelle Krowl 2

Michelle Krowl 2

Michael Vorenberg

Michael Vorenberg

Bob Maher

Bob Maher

Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford

Elizabeth R. Varon

Elizabeth R. Varon

James L. Swanson

James L. Swanson

2014 Lincoln Forum Symposium
 

The People Say Lincoln: Fighting for Military & Political Power

Ruth Squillace

Ruth Squillace

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Matthew Pinsker

Matthew Pinsker

Lewis Lehrman

Lewis Lehrman

Joseph R. Fornieri

Joseph R. Fornieri

Jonathan W. White

Jonathan W. White

Catherine Clinton

Catherine Clinton

Guy C. Fraker

Guy C. Fraker

James G. Basker

James G. Basker

Jared Peatman

Jared Peatman

2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium
 
Lincoln at Midstream: Gettysburg and Beyond
Walter Stahr

Walter Stahr

Tom Horrocks

Tom Horrocks

Skip Bellino

Skip Bellino

Russ Weidman

Russ Weidman

Michelle Krowl

Michelle Krowl

John Fabian Witt

John Fabian Witt

Burrus Carnahan

Burrus Carnahan

Don McCue

Don McCue

Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford

James Getty

James Getty

James M. McPherson

James M. McPherson

James Oakes

James Oakes

Bob Willard

Bob Willard

Henry Ballone - Photographer

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