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 some special events at both the Center for the Study of the American South and the Southern Folklife Collection.
Our 2014 Global American South conference, to be held at UNC-Chapel Hill on February 21-22, 2014, will focus on “Cities, Rivers, and Cultures of Change: Rethinking and Restoring the Environments of the Global American South.”
This conference is cosponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives and the Institute for the Environment.
Margaret Palmer, director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland, will deliver the Chandler Lecture in Southern Business History.
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.
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.