Organized through the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the African American Studies Program, Center for Civil War Research, and the Department of History, the Gilder-Jordan Speaker Series is made possible through the generosity of the Gilder Foundation, Inc. The series honors Richard Gilder of New York and his family, as well as his friends, Dan and Lou Jordan of Virginia.
The 2012 Lecture
On October 16, Grace Elizabeth Hale presented the 2012 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History. Professor Hale teaches history and American Studies at the University of Virginia and is the author of the 2011 A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle-Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America as well as Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940.
Media and Documentary Projects recorded an interview of Dr. Hale by Dr. Ted Ownby of the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture. See the interview here:
The 2011 Lecture
On November 16, Bancroft Prize-winning historian David Blight of Yale University presented the 2011 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History. Watch a video of the film, provided by Media and Documentary Projects, here.
Media and Documentary Projects also recorded an interview of Dr. Blight by Dr. John Neff of the University of Mississippi Department of History. See the interview here:
To read more about Dr. Blight’s lecture, click here.