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The SCWH seeks to promote the study of the Civil War era and to bring greater coherence to the field by encouraging the integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter, sponsors a biennial conference in even-numbered years, and awards the annual Tom Watson Brown Book Prize for the best book on the Civil War era at a banquet held during the Southern Historical Association conference.

Florida Atlantic University serves as the organizational home for the Society of Civil War Historians and Penn State’s Richards Civil War Era Center co-sponsors the Journal of the Civil War Era and manages the biennial conference.

We welcome questions and comments from members or inquiries about becoming members.

Best wishes,

Nina Silber, President