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2018-2019 in Review

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | June 2, 2019 | No Comment |

2018-19 was crammed full of exciting events and activities put on by the Southern Studies program and the many College faculty and academic programs who study the South. The volume of things to report has necessitated six separate posts, people! Certainly no human being could have attended all these events, so click the links below if you would like to review just how much was going on.

Fall 2018 included over a dozen events including lectures on Yiddish politics, Anson Street burials, Southern photography, and a performance by Cary Ann Hearst.

Spring 2019 was even more overflowing with events that included two academic conferences, lectures and symposia on foodways and memory and memorialization, an unforgettable procession down George Street for the ancestors’ reinterment, and an evening with Henry Louis Gates.

The College saw several important developments related to Southern Studies, from the formation of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston to our first 5 students completing the Southern Studies minor. Faculty continue to publish academic work related to the south,  and students and faculty continue to share their knowledge of the region with the public and with community partners, as this summary indicates. And next year’s line-up of upcoming events and future publications also looks very promising.

Please enjoy this round-up and be proud of the many important and productive ways that C of C faculty, students, and staff are studying the South. As I noted when I started this blog back in late 2016, “studying”  is what you do when you care about the region. You pay close attention; you strive to understand people and phenomena in greater depth. You share your knowledge with others who seek to make our region a better place for all. I’m very proud to be in the company of so many people doing this great work. Much more work is still needed, more urgently than ever. Bravo, and onward.

Julia Eichelberger

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