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New Scholarship on the U.S. South

New Scholarship on the US South: A Wilson Library Fellows Symposium is a capstone multidisciplinary symposium from the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It will take place November 7 and 8, 2023, on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Focused on emerging trends in scholarship of the American South, the symposium explores the cross-disciplinary currents in historical research created with support of the Southern Studies Doctoral Fellowship program at the Wilson Special Collections Library. These fellowships and the symposium are generously supported by the Watson-Brown Foundation.

Past fellows have been invited to submit proposals for papers presenting recent research and intellectual work. Papers will be organized into panels that reflect innovative and thematic approaches to Southern Studies, facilitated by invited discussants.

This hybrid conference is free and open to the public. Registration is requested for virtual and in-person attendees.

Attending this conference counts as CLE credit for Carolina students.


This conference is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South and the Southern Oral History Program.

The symposium is generously supported by the Watson-Brown Foundation.


Symposium Planning Committee

  • Alison Barnett
  • Nadia Clifton
  • María R. Estorino
  • Katie Fanfani
  • Antwain K. Hunter
  • Seth Kotch
  • Elizabeth Ott
  • Chaitra Powell
  • Jason Tomberlin
  • Matt Turi
  • Steve Weiss

We thank the following faculty members for the time and work they gave as reviewers and advisors to this symposium:

  • Anna Agbe-Davis
  • Brandi C. Brimmer
  • W. Fitzhugh Brundage
  • Claude Clegg
  • Sarah Carrier
  • Claude A. Clegg III
  • Marcie Cohen Ferris
  • Laura Hart
  • Sharon P. Holland 
  • Antwain K. Hunter
  • Jerma A. Jackson
  • Kenneth Janken
  • Seth Kotch
  • James L. Leloudis
  • Annette Rodríguez
  • Rachel Seidman
  • William Sturkey
  • Harry L. Watson

With special thanks to:

  • Jack Ahern
  • Jess Aylor
  • Aleah Howell
  • Erin Kimry
  • Eileen Lewis
  • Judy Panitch

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