Stephen Berry

Stephen Berry

Stephen Berry is Amanda and Greg Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia. His teaching and writing focus on old, sad things, especially the Civil War, Edgar Allan Poe, and the coroner's office in the Old South. He has written or edited five books on nineteenth-century America, including House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War (2007) and Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges (2011). A recipient of a Digital Innovation fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, Berry helps lead the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Georgia. He is also the secretary-treasurer of the Southern Historical Association.

Lectures

  • Drinking Yourself to Death in the Grand Age of Temperance: Edgar Allan Poe and the Art of Self-Destruction
  • CSI Dixie: Death Investigation and the Civil-War-Era South
  • The Civil War in Photographs
  • House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War
  • Becoming Great and Good: What We Lost in Abraham Lincoln
  • When Metal Meets Mettle: The Hard Realities of Civil War Soldiering