Seven Years’ War Symposium – Registration Now Open!
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Ligonier welcomes the return of the Seven Years' Symposium with four top scholars!
Four outstanding French and Indian War scholars (two in person and two via Zoom) will present during Fort Ligonier’s Seven Years’ War Symposium at the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education. Complimentary admission to the historic site and museum’s galleries included with symposium registration.
2023 Seven Years’ War Symposium Presenters
Major General Ewan Carmichael, “Like a Brazen Wall – The Battle of Minden and the Trans-Atlantic Connection”
The Major General spent 38 years in British uniform, finishing as the Director General of Army Medical Services. He deployed on numerous operations and was the first Commanding Officer of the United Kingdom’s ‘air assault’ medical regiment. He recently wrote an illustrated guide to the battle, “Like a Brazen Wall’, published by Helion.
Prof. Dr. Marian Füssel, “Between Local Memory and Collective Forgetting. The Seven Years’ War in the Global Culture of Remembrance”
Dr. Füssel is an expert in the fields of Modern History, Sociology and Philosophy. Her main fields of research include History of Knowledge, History of Universities, War and Violence, Early modern Cultural History. Among major publications are The Seven Years’ War. A world war in the 18th century (3rd ed. 2021) [= short introduction in German]; The Price of Glory. A World History of the Seven Years’ War 1756-1763 (2nr ed. 2020), engl. Translation forthcoming with Columbia University Press.
Dr. Julia Osman, “From Status Seekers to Citizen Warriors: the French Army in the Seven Years’ War”
An Associate Professor of European and Military history at Mississippi State University, Dr. Osman’s research investigates the relationship between subjects, citizens, and soldiers in seventeenth and eighteenth century France. She is the author of Citizen Soldiers and the Key to the Bastille, as well as numerous articles, and is currently working on a book that explores French military reform from 1648-1748.
Daniel J. Tortora, Ph.D. “Carolina in Crisis: The Anglo Cherokee War in 1760”
Historian, nonfiction book coach and editor, Dr. Tortora is the author of Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756–1763 and Fort Halifax: Winslow’s Historic Outpost. Tortora’s talk, drawing on more than 15 years of research and his award-winning book, will shine a spotlight on the pivotal and unforgettable events that took place along the southern frontier two years after Cherokee warriors served with General Forbes in Pennsylvania.