The Center for the Study of Southern Culture had its first event in 1977, so we’re planning a birthday event to celebrate forty years of Southern Studies. Save the date for the evening of Friday, September 22 through the afternoon of Saturday, September 23. There will be events in Barnard Observatory and in Oxford.
All alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are invited.
Discussions on Saturday will begin with one question: how do alumni continue to do Southern Studies in their numerous fields? How is Southern Studies part of their teaching, writing and reading, editing, documentary work, art and music, activism, their work in law, business, religion, government, restaurants, farms, libraries, and their personal, family, and community lives? We hope Southern Studies alumni will have intriguing answers to the question.
Schedule: A Friday evening gathering, at a time and setting to be announced, two Saturday panel discussions that involve everyone, and plenty of time for discussion. Saturday events in Barnard Observatory will include a student photo exhibit and some very short films. Official events will end by late Saturday afternoon. The Center has reserved a block of rooms at The Inn at Ole Miss for Friday night. Tell the Inn you’re with the “Southern Studies Reunion Group.” To received the group rate, make your reservation by August 21.
More information to come this summer. Contact Ted Ownby firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.