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Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South

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  • Amos J Wright
    FYI...I note that one of the upcoming seminars listed features an Alabama topic by J. Mills Thornton, author of the massive study, _Dividing Lines: Municipal
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 5, 2007
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      FYI...I note that one of the upcoming seminars listed features an
      Alabama topic by J. Mills Thornton, author of the massive study,
      _Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in
      Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma_ [University of Alabama Press;
      paperback ed. 2006]...good excuse to head to the U.K. --
      ajwright@...


      -----Original Message-----
      From: H-NET List for Southern History [mailto:H-SOUTH@...] On
      Behalf Of Baker Bruce
      Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 8:51 AM
      To: H-SOUTH@...
      Subject: Announcement: Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American
      South

      From: Jarod Heath Roll [mailto:J.H.Roll@...]
      Sent: 22 November 2007 10:37
      Subject: announcement

      The Department of American Studies at the University of Sussex is
      pleased to announce the launch of the Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the
      Study of the American South. The Cunliffe Centre facilitates research
      in the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the American
      South from the colonial period (1600) to the present. The principal
      purpose of the Cunliffe Centre is to build upon this strength by
      enhancing research networks between scholars in the United Kingdom,
      Europe and the United States, and to provide channels for the transfer
      of knowledge in the field to the broader public.

      The Cunliffe Centre will celebrate its launch by hosting Professor Eric
      Foner, Columbia University, who will give the inaugural Marcus Cunliffe
      Lecture in March 2008. Professor Foner's lecture will be accompanied by
      a compelling array of seminars in the new year featuring scholars from
      the United States and Europe, including Dr. Virginia Laas, Dr. Simon
      Wendt, Professor J. Mills Thornton, and Professor William Link. Please
      see below for further event details.

      In addition to hosting colloquia, the Cunliffe Centre encourages
      proposals for postgraduate research at the DPhil and MPhil levels
      through the Department of American Studies. The members of the Cunliffe
      Centre offer a range of expertise on Southern topics: slavery, civil
      rights, massive resistance, labour and working-class history, religion,
      the Civil War, African-American history, rural and agricultural history,
      and southern literary modernism. Through its connections with the
      year-abroad program of the Department of American Studies, the Cunliffe
      Centre also enables Sussex-based postgraduates to undertake a term or a
      year of research at leading universities in the American South,
      including the University of North Carolina, the University of Georgia,
      Louisiana State University, and the University of Texas.

      For more details, please contact the Director of the Cunliffe Centre,
      Dr. Jarod Roll (j.h.roll@...), or visit the Cunliffe Centre
      website: <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cunliffe/>

      Upcoming Events:

      Inaugural Marcus Cunliffe Lecture

      Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University:
      "The Story of American Freedom, 1776-2008," March 5, 2008 4pm

      Seminars:

      Dr. Virginia Laas, Missouri Southern State University:

      "Missouri's Uncivil War: Guerrilla Warfare in the Border South,"
      co-sponsored with the American Studies Research Seminar, February 19,
      2008, 4pm

      Dr. Simon Wendt, University of Heidelberg:

      "'This Nonviolent Stuff ain't No Good. It'll Get Ya Killed': Armed
      Self-Defense and the Civil Rights Movement," co-sponsored with the
      American Studies Research Seminar, February 26, 2008, 4pm

      Professor J. Mills Thornton, University of Michigan:

      "Segregation and the City: The Structure of White Supremacy in
      Mid-Twentieth Century Alabama," co-sponsored with the American Studies
      Research Seminar, April 22, 2008, 4pm

      Professor William Link, University of Florida:

      "Jesse Helms and the Politics of Race, 1972-1990," co-sponsored with the
      American Studies Research Seminar, May 20, 2008, 4pm
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      Bruce E. Baker
      Lecturer in United States History
      Royal Holloway, University of London
      http://personal.rhul.ac.uk/unra/373/
      List Editor, H-SOUTH
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