Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award Presentation

Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award Presentation

The public is invited to the second annual presentation of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture on Tuesday, November 27 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill. The 2018 recipient, Joshua Shiver, will discuss the influence of interpersonal relationships on soldier motivation during the Civil War.

Shiver is Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Auburn University. He received his B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Examining Confederate soldiers from Alabama and North Carolina, Shiver’s dissertation focuses on how friendships, romantic relationships, familial relationships, and religion influenced a soldier's willingness to fight and die in a war that was most noted for its brutality.

The Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture provides a stipend for a graduate student to research and publish on subjects that will enrich our knowledge of Alabama’s past and contribute to the teachings of Alabama history from fourth grade into university classes.

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University, is the author of thirteen books, and one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

Last Updated: November 20, 2018