Department of History
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Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Paul Quigley is James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of of Civil War Studies and Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. He is currently researching Preston Brooks and political violence in the 1850s, and the use of Augmented Reality in the public history of slavery and the Civil War era.
- American Civil War
- U.S. South
- Political Violence
- Augmented Reality
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- M.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- B.A., Lancaster University
- Editorial Board, Civil War History
- Board Member, Smithfield-Preston Foundation
- XCaliber Award for Technology-Enriched Teaching and Learning (2023)
- Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence in Individual Achievement, Virginia Tech Alumni Association (2020)
- Albert Lee Sturm Award for Faculty Excellence, Virginia Tech (2014)
- British Association for American Studies Book Prize (2012)
- Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy (2012)
Shifting Grounds: Nationalism and the American South, 1848—1865. Oxford University Press, 2011.
The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship. LSU Press, 2018.
Reconciliation after Civil Wars: Global Perspectives, coedited with James Hawdon. Routledge, 2018
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Nai-Ching Wang, David Hicks, Paul Quigley, and Kurt Luther, “Read-Agree-Predict: A crowdsourced approach to discovering relevant primary sources for historians,” Human Computation 6 (2019): 147-175.
“The American Civil War and the Transatlantic Triumph of Volitional Citizenship,” in The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War, eds. Joerg Nagler, Don H. Doyle, and Marcus Graser (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 33-48.
“Civil War Conscription and the International Boundaries of Citizenship,” Journal of the Civil War Era, 4.3 (September 2014): 373-397.
“Slavery, Democracy, and the Problem of Planter Authority in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South,” in “Noble Means and Democratic Ways” special issue, Journal of Modern European History 11 (2013/14): 514-532.
"State, Nation, and Citizen in the Confederate Crucible of War,” in State and Citizen: British America and the Early United States, ed. Peter Onuf and Peter Thompson (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), 242-270.
“Secessionists in an Age of Secession: The Slave South in Transatlantic Perspective,” in Secession as an International Phenomenon, ed. Don H. Doyle (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010), 151-173.
- PI, “Experiencing Civil War History Through Augmented Reality: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Environment at Pamplin Historical Park.” National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Projects for the Public Grants, 2021-22 (planning level), 2023-25 (prototyping level).
- PI, “Mapping the Fourth of July.” National Historic Publications and Records Commission “Literacy and
- Engagement with Historical Records” Grant, 2015-2017.
Select Media Mentions
Article ItemAbraham Lincoln and emancipation , article
Article ItemQuigley: How history can make us whole , article
The Roanoke Times, 12/16/2021
Article ItemHistory’s lessons for the Jan. 6 committee , article
Washington Post, 11/30/2021
Article ItemHistory as It happens: Are we reliving the 1850s? , article
Washington Times, 7/28/2021
General ItemAppomattox exhibit focuses on experiences of newly freed slaves
The News and Advance (Lynchburg, Virginia), 05/18/2019
General ItemIt’s a Civil War Weekend and Spring Campaign at Virginia Tech
General ItemCivil War Weekend to Explore the Power of Place
The Roanoke Star, 03/05/2018
General ItemCouncil to explore how Virginia Tech ‘might recognize and acknowledge’ its history
The Roanoke Times, November 22, 2017
General ItemThe Civil War history of the Fourth of July
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 07/03/2017
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