Drew Gilpin Faust is the 28th President of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. An eminent historian of the Civil War and the American South, Faust delivered the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities earlier this month. The annual lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
Here is a link to her lecture “Telling War Stories: Reflections of a Civil War Historian” as prepared for presentation. Take a look – it is well worth your time. Thanks to a Harvard friend for the link. http://president.harvard.edu/speeches/faust/110502_jefferson.php