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Center for the Study of the Am. South: Director's Greeting + Spring 2013 Events

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       Center for the Study of  the American South

       Spring 2013 
      Dear Friends of CSAS,


      Happy New Year! Campus is alive again as classes start up, and we are anticipating an invigorating semester at the Center. One highlight in the coming months is the "Southern Sounds/Out of Bounds: Music and the Global American South" conference, co-sponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives. The February 8-9 conference features a keynote address from Karl Hagstrom Miller, two days of panels and research presentations from an international roster of scholars, and the chance to hear unforgettable musical performances. 


      Our three spring Hutchins lectures, along with a special symposium on Alan Lomax, promise to awaken your curiosities and provoke your thinking. Artist Damian Stamer's outstanding exhibit was just hung at the Center this week; please join us for the reception to celebrate that work on January 31st. 


      Beyond all the events on our calendar, classes, working groups, field scholars, and colloquia are keeping the Love House and Hutchins Forum alive with new ideas and energies this spring. Keep an eye on our website, newsletters, and announcements over the next few months, because as the weather warms up, we'll be out on the porch for music and much, much more.  And watch for the spring issue of Southern Cultures; the global music-themed articles won't disappoint! We hope you will join us as frequently as you can as we roll into 2013.


      All best-

      Jocelyn Neal, Director

      [Image: "Rose Bar," Damian Stamer]
      SPRING 2013 EVENTS

      10 - Art @ the Center 
      "Overgrown," Paintings by Damian Stamer
      On view through the Spring 2013 semester. Love House & Hutchins Forum
      Featuring Lance Ledbetter (Dust-to-Digital Records), Scott Barretta (Mississippi Blues Trail), and Jake Fussell (musician and folklore collector). Part of the UNC Folklore Colloquium Series, co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, CSAS, and the Southern Folklife Collection. 
      5:00 - 6:30 pm, Love House & Hutchins Forum

      31 - Reception: Art @ the Center
      Please join us for a reception with artist Damian Stamer. Light refreshments. 
      5:30 pm, Love House & Hutchins Forum 

      7 - (Co-sponsored event) "Bloodlines: The Work of Toni Scott" 
      Los Angeles sculptor, painter, and multi-media artist Toni Scott combines life-size and smaller sculptures, paintings, montages, maps, audio recordings, slave ship, cotton field, and genealogy tableaux, and other elements in this powerful work that evokes the memories of slavery and its legacies in the United States. 
      On view February 7 - April 26, 2013, Brown Gallery and Museum, Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC. The exhibition opens on February 7, at 7pm, with a reception and talk with artist Toni Scott.
      8 & 9 - The 7th Annual Global American South Conference 
      9 - Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Lecture in Southern Business History
      Karl Hagstrom Miller, "A Talking Machine World: Dreaming about the Future of Music at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century"

      21 - Hutchins Lecture
      Introduced by Marcie Ferris, associate professor of American Studies and coordinator of the Southern Studies curriculum, UNC.
      4:30 pm, 039 Graham Memorial Hall, UNC campus

      21 - (Co-sponsored event) Ninth Annual African American History Month Lecture

      Tera W. Hunter, Professor of History and African American Studies, Princeton University, will deliver the 2013 lecture. A specialist in African-American women's and gender history, Hunter is the author of To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War, an imaginative social history of domestic workers in Atlanta and other southern cities at the turn of the twentieth century.

      7:00 pm, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, UNC campus
      22 - (Co-sponsored event) "The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax," symposium with Anna Lomax Wood, Tom Piazza, John Szwed, guitarist Nathan Salsburg, and fiddler Rayna Gellert. Co-sponsored by CSAS, the Southern Folklife Collection, and the Department of American Studies. Details TBA.
      21 - Hutchins Lecture

      Cathy Ragland, "'Orale Raza, here's my brown soul': The Mexican American Voice in American Popular Music" 

      Introduced by David Garcia, associate professor, Department of Music, UNC.

      4:30 pm, 039 Graham Memorial Hall, UNC campus


      11 - Hutchins Lecture
      Introduced by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History, UNC.
      4:30 pm, University Room, Hyde Hall, Institute for the Arts & Humanities, UNC campus
      14 - (Co-sponsored event) "German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky: A World War I German Internment Camp in Hot Springs, North Carolina"
      A joint program featuring a novel reading by Terry Roberts and documentary screening and discussion with filmmaker Kevin Kennedy. Introduced and moderated by Jocelyn Neal, director, CSAS. Co-sponsored by the North Carolina German Studies Series, CSAS, and the Department of History, with support from the Institute for Arts & Humanities.  
      4:00 - 7:30 pm, University Room, Hyde Hall, Institute for the Arts & Humanities, UNC campus 
      Please visit uncsouth.org for the most up-to-date information on the Center and its programs. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo. We hope to see you soon!
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      Thank you. 

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