October 10, 2016
Photographer Robert Beech discusses the process, challengesand rewards of wet plate photography. During his tenure as Artist in Residence at the Gettysburg NationalMilitary Park, Robert recreated some of the most famous photographs of thebattle using the same technology used by the photographers of the time.
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July 4, 2016
Think you know everything there is to know about the founding of this country? Think again! This year, to celebrate July 4th, listen to this fascinating conversation with Gettysburg College history professor Tim Shannon as he talks about the role of Native Americans during the Revolutionary War, and their varied relationships with the British, the French and the Colonists. Don’t miss the discussion of Jefferson and his views of Native Americans.
June 27, 2016
Sculptor Marlene Alt and Katy Giebenhain from Seminary Ridge Review talk about Alt’s sited sculpture outside the National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center in Gettysburg. “Traces: A Gathering Up” features wax imprints of horse hooves. How do we pay tribute? What is the difference between land and home? How can we imagine the scope of the Battle of Gettysburg? Aside from human casualties there were over 1,000 horses and mules killed here. Alt describes her installation project and her approach to other historical themes in her artwork. She is the May-June 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Learn more about Marlene's work.
February 1, 2016
Seminary Ridge Review’s Poetry + Theology editor Katy Giebenhain joins the Anglo-Welsh poet Tony Curtis for a conversation about war poetry. The emeritus professor of poetry at University of South Wales was on a visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield and Seminary Ridge Museum in-between other events in the U.S. Curtis is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature and the Welsh Academy of Writers and the author of more than 30 books.
December 4, 2015
Dennis F. Carter, Career Foreign Service Officer, Department of State addresses several important questions: How is the U.S. and the United Nations handling the refugee crisis? Is there reason to fear the influx of Syrian refugees? What religious ideology drives Isis to detest the “secular state”? Why does Russia support the Assad regime?
October 26, 2015
James Roach, retired Site Manager of the Eisenhower National Historical Site and Chief of Interpretive and Visitor Services, Gettysburg National Military Park, discusses the complex reasons for the formation of Yugoslavia after World War I and its break-up into seven different countries during a devastating war between 1992 and 1995. Among the complex factors are long memories of previous conflicts together with ethnic and religious differences: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Muslim. Two results were the displacement of four million people and an abiding feeling of distrust.
September 21, 2015
Dr. Leonard Hummel, Co-editor of Gettysburg: The Quest for Meaning, discusses the new book, published by Seminary Ridge Press and its purpose: to examine religion and the Civil War, including the Bible and slavery, ghost tours and pilgrims, the “lost cause” of the Confederacy, forgetting and remembering why it started, and how all this informs our search for a just and equitable America.
August 31, 2015
In this second part of a two-part series, Thomas Rutherford, Licensed Town Guide in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, brings stories of courage and compassion about children amidst the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg, one as young as 8 or 9 years old: Tillie Pierce, Sadie Bushman, and Charlie McCurdy.
Listen to our first interview on The Cost of War
from November of 2014.
December 9, 2014
Dr. Christianson speaks with Ambassador Lawrence Taylor who describes the current tensions in
eastern Ukraine and suggests that the U.S. and NATO were surprised by Russia’s
incursions. On the other hand, Vladimir Putin was not prepared for the
resistance from the new government in
Ukraine. He suggests that we take
seriously Russia’s claim to protect Russians everywhere and do so unilaterally,
but also try to bridge the gap between the Old Europe (“Mother Russia”) and the