Abraham Lincoln Institute

& Co-Sponsors

Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C.
Ford's Theatre Society


Eighteenth Annual Symposium - March 21, 2015

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
The 2015 Symposium will be held at Fordís Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Symposium 2015

Registration Will Open January 5, 2015

Ford Theater photograph taken between 1860-1880
Photo of Ford's Theatre courtesy of the
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.


Terry Alford
Introduced by Ron Soodalter

Symposium Topic:
"John Wilkes Booth: New Thoughts on the Assassin"

Richard Wightman Fox
Introduced by Michael Burlingame

Symposium Topic:
"What Lincoln Was Thinking on April 14, 1865"

Stephen A. Goldman
Introduced by John Sellers

Symposium Topic:
"Mr. Lincoln's 'Thinking Bayonets': Assassination, Coming Home and the 'Unfinished Work'"

Martha Hodes
Introduced by Edna Greene Medford

Symposium Topic:
"Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Meaning of the Civil War"

Jonathan White
Introduced by Douglas Wilson

Symposium Topic:
"Lincoln's Dreams of Death"