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SOHP Spring 2024 Internship

Southern Oral History Program interns sitting on steps at Love House

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) is currently accepting applications for our spring 2024 undergraduate internship. The SOHP’s internship program provides experiential education in the intellectual, practical, and curatorial work of oral history. Students must apply for the program; upon acceptance, they will be enrolled in HIST593 for three credit hours. In spring 2024, the internship will focus specifically on oral history’s practical application in public and digital history, archiving, and performance. See details here.

Writers Discussion Series

Blair L.M. Kelley in Conversation with LaRhonda Manigault-Bryant

Image of Blair LM Kelley and cover of her book, Black Folk

Thursday, Nov. 2
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Reception 5:30)

Sonja Haynes Stone Center at UNC


Join us for a vibrant discussion between Blair LM Kelley and LaRhonda Manigault-Bryant, exploring Kelley’s new book, Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class. Kelley is the Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies at UNC and director of The Center for the Study of the American South. LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant is Director of UNC’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.







Wilson Library Fellow Symposium – Nov. 7 & 8

New Scholarship on the U.S. South Syposium announcement

Registration is still open for the multidisciplinary, in-person and virtual event featuring emerging trends in scholarship about the Amerinan 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. 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.


Snapshot: Climate Exhibit image

Southern Cultures, our peer-reviewed journal, invites you to visit their Snapshot: Climate Exhibit. The Southern Cultures fall Snapshot: Climate issue features more than 60 photographs and accompanying short reflections from artists, activists, photojournalists, and scientists to provide a “snapshot” look at climate impacts across the South. View 25 photographs from the issue at the Center for the Study of the American South, on exhibition through the fall. Center for the Study of the American South, Love House, 410 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, N.C. This exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours.

Cover of Southern Cultures Snapshot: Climate issue, Fall 2023


New at the Center

Blair LM Kelley, a noted scholar of Black history and the African American experience, has joined CSAS as its new director. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Kelley is the Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies in the American Studies Department. Look for Dr. Kelley’s latest book, Black Folk: The Promise of the Black Working Class (W.W. Norton).


Southern Cultures Issues

Cover of Southern Cultures journal, "Black Geographies" issue 

Summer 23 Black Geographies, Aug. 23, Love House Launch Party (Guest Editor, Danielle Purifoy, UNC)

Fall 23 Snapshot: Climate, Sept. 7, Love House Exhibit Opening (Introductory Essay, Angel Hsu, UNC),

Winter 23 Gothic South (Guest Editor, Kinitra Brooks, Michigan State)

Spring 24 The Vote (Guest Editor, Errin Haines, The 19th)

Summer 24 Sojourning (Guest Editor, Michelle Lanier, UNC; with Johnica Rivers and Alexis Pauline Gumbs)




See our latest issue here



What We Do

Enjoy learning more about some of our projects in this CSAS Year In Review video.

Blair LM Kelley and Melissa Harris Perry discuss Kelley's new book, Black Folk Students install exhibit at Love House Students playing guitars on porch at Love House

The Center for the Study of the American South is a hub for interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and teaching about Carolina’s complex home region. We are committed to honest reckoning with the past and deep engagement with an evolving South. CSAS connects campus and community through public programs, an award-winning publication, regional outreach, oral history, grants, and fellowships. Our work is driven by innovation and inquiry. We thrive on creativity and collaboration.

Building upon a century of scholarship, the Center for the Study of the American South fosters southern vision and leadership to advance a better future for all. 


We connect communities to the most important conversations, resources, and movements across the South.



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