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Seven Years’ War Symposium

The Soldier – April 13-14, 2019

The enlightening two-day symposium will focus on “The Soldier.” Registration also includes free admission to the fort and museum, a discount in the museum store, and a Saturday evening reception.

To register, please fill out the fields below.

Symposium Schedule

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8:00-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00-10:15 Alexander Burns, “‘Fear God and Honor the King’: Religious and Monarchical Ideologies among the British and Prussian Common Soldiers, 1740-1763”
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 William Raffle, “Coming to America: The French Military Experience in North America”
11:45-1:15 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15-2:30 Michael Galban, “Chiefs, Headmen and Pine Trees”
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Maria Alessandra Bollettino, “The British Empire’s ‘Sable Arm’: Black Soldiers in the Seven Years’ War in North America and the Caribbean”
4:00-7:00 Dinner Break (on your own)
7:00-8:30 Reception in the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education

Sunday, April 14, 2019

9:00-10:15 Erica Nuckles, “The Female Soldier: Eighteenth-Century Cross-Dressing Combatants”
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 Fred Lucas, “A Highland Regiment, a Clan Regiment and a Scots Regiment in British Service; The differing regimental cultures of the 42nd, 77th and 78th Regiments on service in North America 1756-67”
12:00 Conclusion of the Symposium


Includes registration for the Seven Years’ War Symposium, admission to the Fort Ligonier Museum, and a reception on Saturday evening. To register by phone, call Fort Ligonier at 724-238-9701.