A Pulitzer Prize winner and other experts on Abraham Lincoln will participate in a series of events early next year surrounding Kansas' sesquicentennial celebration.
"Lincoln Week," presented by the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University, will run Feb. 8 through Feb. 12.
The schedule of speakers will be:
- Feb. 8 -- Douglas Wilson, director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. He is the author of "Honor's Voice," which details Lincoln's life before entering the White House.
- Feb. 9 -- Allen Guelzo, professor of American history at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa. Guelzo was a co-winner of the 2001 Lincoln Prize for his biography, "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President."
- Feb. 10 -- Harold Holzer, director of public affairs at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-chair of the Lincoln bicentennial commission. Holzer has written or edited 19 books including "The Lincoln Image" and "Lincoln on Democracy."
- Feb. 11 -- Jean Baker, professor of history at Goucher College in Baltimore. Baker is author of "Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography."
- Feb. 12 -- James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era." He is professor of history at Princeton University and also has won the Lincoln Prize for "For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War."
All lectures are free and open to the public.
The first four lectures will be at 7 p.m. in Hanson Hall of the Dole Institute. McPherson's lecture -- which is on the 195th anniversary of Lincoln's birth -- will be at 7 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom.