This article, by James G. Thomas, Jr., appears in the Spring 2015 issue of the Southern Register. Southern Studies Draws Students from Abroad The Center for the Study of Southern Culture is not unfamiliar to guests and visitors from beyond US borders. Whether they be scholars, students, or enthusiasts of Southern culture in general, the… Read More >
We’ve just published a new essay on our journal Study the South. Karlos K. Hill’s essay, published May 11, explores the near lynching of Robert Johnson’s stepfather, Charles Dodds, the influence that event may have had on Johnson and his music, the horrors of spectacle lynching in the late 19th and early 20th century South, and grassroots responses to this violence.
Each year the Center gives several awards for papers and documentary projects, and the announcement is made at the Southern Studies Graduation celebration. Here are the winners for 2015. The Gray and Coterie Awards FOR the Best undergraduate papers in Southern Studies classes Gray Award, Emelda Lee Miller, “Makin’ Whoopee with the Devil, A Brief… Read More >
Southern Studies graduate students all look forward to the day they emerge triumphant from the little blue room in Barnard Observatory after defending a thesis or internship. The blue room is now named in honor of Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson, professor emeritus of Southern Studies and history and committee member on at least as many… Read More >
The Southern Foodways Alliance is hosting a Grad Student Conference on Food and Pop Culture September 10-11, 2015. Two paragraph (200 hundred words or less) abstracts are due May 25. All the details below. Pop Goes the Corn: 2015 Graduate Student Conference on Food and Pop Culture Presented by the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Center… Read More >
Many, including several of our Southern Studies students and alumni, traveled to Selma, Alabama earlier this month to be part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march. We hope to share their stories and photos on the blog soon. In the meantime,we recommend From Selma to Montgomery: The Long… Read More >