Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule participated on two panels at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association Jan. 5 to 8. He presented “‘Making Treason Odious Again:’ Perspectives from the Naming Commission and the Army's War on the Lost Cause” and “History versus Heritage: Military Historians Confront America's Contested Past.”
In observation of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16, Mississippi Public Broadcasting interviewed Seidule on its “Mississippi Edition” program titled “Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.” On the same day, a program produced by Boston public radio station WGBH titled “The Lost Cause” as part of its “Humankind” series included an interview with Seidule. The segment was aired on public radio stations WXXI-AM (Rochester, NY), WRKF-FM (Baton Rouge, LA), WJCT (Jacksonville, FL, WWNO (New Orleans), and WUVM (Milwaukee).
On Jan. 22, Seidule presented a lecture focused on his book “Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause” for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.