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John Cohen, the Downhill Strugglers, & Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at FedEx Global Education Bldg, Sunday, March 23 at 5:15 pm

John Cohen, Downhill Strugglers, Jerron Paxton

CSAS to Co-host IASPM Conference, Mar 13-16, 2014

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The Center for the Study of the American South, in collaboration with the Department of Music and the Southern Folklife Collection, is pleased to host the 2014 annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (U.S. Branch).

The conference will focus on the theme “Music Flows,” in keeping with UNC’s campus-wide Water initiative. Most sessions and exhibits will occur in the buildings that house the Department of Music, with special events at the Center for the Study of the American South and Wilson Library’s Southern Folklife Collection. View the complete IASPM program here.

Global South Conference: February 21-22, 2014

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Profound shifts in the way we think, use and protect water, rapid immigration and demographic change (the ‘graying’ and ‘browning’ of the United States), and immense urbanization have made the American South a bellwether of environmental change for both America and the world at large. Cities, Rivers, and Cultures of Change: Rethinking and Restoring the Environments of the Global American South aims to bring together graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and a broader public audience to share current research that explore these themes from the point of view of 1) southern culture, history, and ethics, 2) efforts to restore natural and built environments, and 3) the implications and connections between changes to the American South and the inter-connected global environment in which we live.

This two-day conference at the FedEx Global Education Center is part of the ongoing exploration of the globalization of the southern United States that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been pursuing for over a decade. Each year this interdisciplinary conference focuses on a different theme to reveal the interplay of the global and the local, both the impacts of globalization on our region and the often surprising ways that local culture and experience influence distant communities and regions. (Register for free)

Margaret PalmerMargaret Palmer, director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland, will deliver the Chandler Lecture in Southern Business History as the conference keynote address, titled “Socio-cultural Context as a Driver of Ecological Restoration.” 

The 2014 Global American South Conference is presented by The Center for Global InitiativesThe Center for the Study of the American South, and The Institute for the Environment.

Triangle African American History Colloquium: Interpreting Black Politics (February 15-16)

CSAS is proud to co-sponsor the Triangle African American History Colloquium on “Interpreting Black Politics,” Feb 15-16, 2013. More details are available here.

2012 Global American South Symposium

The Global American South Symposium, “The Changing Face of the American South: Demographic Shifts and Migrations,” a collaboration between the Center for Global Initiatives, the Global Research Institute, and the Center for the Study of the American South explores the globalization of the Southern United States and will reveal the interplay of the global and the local, not simply of the impacts from economic globalization down to the Southern regional and local levels, but also of the often surprising ways that local culture and experience influence distant communities and regions.  It will bring together academics, policy makers, musicians, artists, and practitioners from North Carolina, the southern region, and beyond. The symposium is free with registration.