Dr. Jonathan Berkey Speaking On Civil War History During Concord University Presentation

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 14 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu






ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s J. Frank Marsh Library will host a presentation by Dr. Jonathan M. Berkey on Wednesday, April 22 starting at 7 p.m. in the West Virginia Room located on the main floor of the Library on Concord’s Athens campus. Dr. Berkey will speak on “The New River Valley Faces the Secession Crisis” and follow with a question/answer discussion.

Dr. Berkey came to Concord University in the fall of 2005 and has remained a fixture at the University since, serving as an associate professor of history. He is seasoned and accomplished in many aspects of historical research and has received various awards and honors including the Warren W. Hassler Graduate Fellowship in the Civil War Era from The Pennsylvania State University in 2000.

He has published several essays about civilians in Virginia’s Lower Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, covering topics such as Confederate Women, loyalty, and the experience of civilians in the 1862 and 1864 Valley Campaigns.  Dr. Berkey is completing a book-length study that examines the role civilians played in the Lower Shenandoah Valley’s wartime experience.

Everyone is invited to this presentation which supports the cultural outreach offered through the Library. There is no cost to attend. For any questions please contact Connie Shumate, director of the library, at cshumate@concord.edu or 304-384-5366.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.