Alumni Support Knox

Lincoln Colloquium


Office of Alumni Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


888-566-9265 (TOLL)


<< Back

The Annual Lincoln Colloquium

Date: 9/28/2013
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Knox College

William HerndonThe Twenty-Eighth Annual Lincoln Colloquium

Rethinking Herndon:  Has His Role in Lincoln Studies Changed?

The Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in cooperation with The Lincoln Home National Historic Site, The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, The Indiana Historical Society, and The Chicago History Museum, cordially invites you to the Twenty-Eighth Annual Lincoln Colloquium to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Knox College, Galesburg, lllinois.

The Colloquium will once again feature exhibits by Lincoln organizations and collectors. An extensive selection of books, videos, and other items related to our sixteenth president will be offered for sale by Eastern National and other exhibitors.

The registration fee for the Colloquium is $25, which will cover admission to all sessions (held in the Ford Center for Fine Arts) and lunch at Knox College’s Seymour Union.

Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m.
Registration and Exhibit Viewing
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
William Herndon and his Past and Present Reputation
Jennifer Weber, Associate Professor of History, University of Kansas
  Herndon on Lincoln's Fatal Attraction
Douglas L. Wilson, Co-Director, The Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College
  Not Even Wrong: Herndon and His Informants
Thomas Schwartz, Director, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

  Simply a Theist: Herndon on Lincoln's Religion
Richard Carwardine, President, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Seymour Union; Exhibit Viewing
1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session:  Herndon's Present Reputation
Jennifer Weber, Associate Professor of History, University of Kansas
  Why a New Biography of Herndon?
Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies
University of Illinois, Springfield
  Question and Discussion Session
3:00 p.m.

The Galesburg Holiday Inn Express, East Main St. and Interstate 74, is holding a block of 20 rooms until September 1, at $109.95 plus tax. To reserve a room, contact the hotel directly at 309-343-7100, and refer to the Lincoln Colloquium.

For further information about the Twenty-Eighth Annual Lincoln Colloquium, please contact the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College at 309-341-7158, or at

Because seating is limited, participants should register early, preferably by Friday, September 20, 2013:
  • Register online now!
  • Contact Alumni Relations at or 309-341-7238.
  • Mail your check (payable to Knox College) to Knox College Alumni Relations, Campus Box K-150, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401.

Contact Information
Douglas Wilson
Date & Location
Date: 9/28/2013
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Knox College
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL  61401