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Fort Ligonier is excited to host the 3rd Annual Seven Years' War Symposium. The theme, "The Global Art of War", will include speakers from Germany, Poland, Missouri, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. A fascinating array of topics from, from archaeology and immigration to military material culture and the British Navy, will be presented in the Center for History Education.

Act 48 Credits and scholarship opportunities available for practicing teachers! Please contact Mary Manges, Director of Education:

Schedule: Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:00-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00-10:15 Jonathan Abel, “The Military Enlightenment”

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45 Matthew Keagle, “Un empire de choses militaires: Sourcing the French Army”

11:45-1:15 Lunch Break (on your own)

1:15-2:30 Dr. Sascha Moebius, “The Prussian Army in the Seven Years War”

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00 Grzegorz Podruczny, “Kunersdorf and other places. The archaeology of the Seven Years War in contemporary Poland”

4:00-7:00 Dinner Break (on your own)

7:00-8:30 Reception in the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education

Sunday, March 29, 2020

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:15 John Weaver, “A Poor Lieutenant: Military Service, Immigration, and Patronage in Eighteenth-Century America”

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45 Daniel Baugh, “Naval capability, protection of trade, and the financing of 18th-century wars”


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