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The UPenn museum in Philadelphia will be presenting a series of lectures on battles that changed history, starting on October 3rd, 2012.
The battles covered are from the ancient world, such as the Maya, Crusades, or Trojan wars, but Gettysburg did make the list.

For details, schedules, prices (sadly, they are not free) etc., see:

http://penn.museum/college-and-adults/1134-great-battles-mom...
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the Museum will post the lectures on their YouTube page approx. 2 weeks after each presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/user/pennmuseum?feature=results_main
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Always a difficult question as to which battle was really significant.
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Damjon wrote:
Always a difficult question as to which battle was really significant.

prob. being determined by which researcher is ready to present/publish - NOW (which kinda begs a question: does the Scopes Monkey Trial belong in this lecture series?)
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Damjon wrote:
Always a difficult question as to which battle was really significant.
AnalogGamer wrote:
prob. being determined by which researcher is ready to present/publish - NOW (which kinda begs a question: does the Scopes Monkey Trial belong in this lecture series?)
Where is the Certs debate on whether that were a: "Breath"; or "Candy" 'mint', as well? whistle
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Where is the Certs debate on whether that were a: "Breath"; or "Candy" 'mint', as well? whistle

still trying to get through the door with "Almond Joy vs. Mounds" and "Peanut Butter get mixing it up with Chocolate" all at the same time
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Imagine my disappointment, having read this as Lectures on Great Battles: Moments (That Changed History at) the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

I was expecting exposition of such famous military moments as when

• Pushing down 33rd Street to South Street, toward the facade of the Museum itself, Roman consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro fell between the wings of the Carthaginian army as they lay in wait while their center gave way toward the Schuylkill River, ultimately provoking the rise of the cohort system.

• George Pickett launched his ill-fated charge across the IMAX wing, ending in a strategic defeat for the Confederacy and ultimately proving only what one historian has called "the near impossibility of decisive action in the Eastern theater."

• Hewing true to the master plan he had spelled out a decade before while imprisoned as an exigency measure in the Penn Tower Hotel, and after invading the Pennsylvania, 1631–1776 display, Adolf Hitler began a military push back from the Sporting Records section toward the Legacy Donors wing, in a bold attempt to fulfill his vision of an empire stretching across the western wings of the Museum and reaching perhaps ultimately to the Ringe Squash Courts.

• The "false armistice" of November 7 brought American crowds out into Convention Boulevard and down as far as the corner of Spruce and University in a celebration that turned ugly when official (and indeed factual) American denials were met with skepticism and hostility, leading to the forcible destruction of printed newspapers contradicting the rumor.

• Admiral Lord Nelson, contemplating the destruction of the French Armada just off the Schuylkill Banks, and of his own body in a barrel of rum, said, "Kiss me, Hardy! For God's sake—it's the University of Pennsylvania Museum!"

but I see I was sadly mistaken. soblue
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IIRC I've seen historians dismiss the sandstorm at Cannae has myth perpetuated by Livy to partly suggest why the Romans failed?

Great to see some very interesting lectures, and hooray for the Gettysburg one, it's about time the western theatre vs Gettysburg is emplaced into perspective.
 
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