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    Project Launches to Public Acclaim

    The House Divided Project made its official launch on the weekend of April 15 – 16, 2011 as part of a series of events designed to commemorate the beginning of the Civil War 150th anniversary. The launch weekend included a documentary film festival, K-12 teacher […]

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    Registration Opens for Understanding Lincoln

    (March 15, 2014) The House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are currently opening registration for  “Understanding Lincoln,” an open,online graduate course that will begin on June 3, 2014 with regular classes running through July 16, 2014.  The course, taught […]

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    “One of the Most Compelling … Projects”

    The March 2010 issue of America’s Civil War calls the House Divided research engine “one of the most compelling sesquicentennial online projects” and predicts the site “will become a great resource for synthesizing many seemingly disparate elements of how and what we learn and teach about […]

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    C-SPAN Features Journal Divided on Class Episode

    “American History TV” on C-SPAN 3 featured an episode inside the classroom of House Divided Project co-director Matthew Pinsker. C-SPAN cameras followed Pinsker as he led a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and the election of 1860 for a class at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. […]

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    New Panel: What Would Lincoln Do?

    SPECIAL PANEL AT FORD’S THEATRE TACKLES QUESTION, “WHAT WOULD LINCOLN DO?”  (click below to view) October 15, 2013 Noted Lincoln historians and top-flight national policy experts debate how Abraham Lincoln gets used and sometimes abused by Washington policymakers as they invoke his legacy on behalf […]

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    New Online Grad Course –Understanding Lincoln

    The House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are doing something unprecedented. They are launching an open,online graduate course called “Understanding Lincoln” that will be taught by noted Lincoln scholar Matthew Pinsker in Summer / Fall 2013 and […]

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    History Now – Underground Railroad Essay

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    Magazine Hails Project’s “Sophistication”

    Claiming that the fast-growing House Divided research engine shows admirable “sophistication,” Civil War Times recently reviewed elements of the project in the August 2010 issue: “The House Divided Project builds on the experience of Dickinson College’s graduates to interpret the war era. Dickinson boasts a […]

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    Grand Review Event at Dickinson Library

    On Sunday September 12, 2010 members of the White Carnation League met at Dickinson College’s Waidner-Spahr Library for an opportunity to conduct research and share information with the House Divided Project’s staff and student interns. This event was organized as part of the Pennsylvania Grand Review, […]

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    Teacher Workshop (Saturday, April 16)

    On Saturday morning, April 16, 2011,  Matthew Pinsker will lead a teacher workshop focused on introducing educators to a variety of the best online resources for the study of the Civil War including many of the new tools provided by the House Divided Project. America’s […]

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