Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration 2009 – 2015

(Copyright. Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission)



This post is about a very interesting project that occurred in the U.S. state of Virginia. My M.Phil thesis utilised this commemorative project as an example of international best practice for the upcoming centenary of the Irish civil war. Although it finished last year, the website appears to still be active and many of the links remain live. Check it out, as it is an interesting example of a project that attempts to be many things at once; a public history project, a umbrella organisation for commemorative events and a venue for public discourse on the topic of the American Civil War during its sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary).

A project of particular interest to my fellow DH adherents is the following.