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January 2021

Cultural Postmortem

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

UNC Historian Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery joins Scholar-Artists in Conversation The 2020 US presidential race was one of the most politically and ideologically divisive and contentious races that we’ve ever seen. As the events of January 6, 2021 have illustrated, the nation remains divided: political leaders at the highest level are challenging election results without evidence or a basis in reality and a largely white group of insurrectionists tried to overthrow the US government. The Center for the Study of…

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February 2021

Deadline – OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

February 1

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is one of many programs administered through OUR and designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research opportunities. We expect to make about 60 individual awards each summer. SURF recipients are expected to engage in undergraduate research, scholarship, or performance for at least 9 weeks, with a minimum of 20 hours/week during the summer, although depending on scope, some projects may require more than the minimum of 20…

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Carrboro Commemorates Congressman George White

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Town of Carrboro will be hosting a virtual program to commemorate the 120th anniversary of George Henry White’s historic farewell address to Congress.  The online event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. After serving in the North Carolina State Legislature, George Henry White represented the State of North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives for two consecutive terms from 1897 to 1901.  Congressman White was a leader in the introduction and the…

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The Sonic South – Southern Cultures Call for Submissions

February 22
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Southern Cultures encourages submissions from scholars, writers, and artists for The Sonic South, to be published Winter 2021. Sound provides a dynamic lens into the South’s layered complexities, offering a provocative framework for engaging the racial, gendered, and socio-historical identities of the region. Submission deadline is Feb. 22, 2021.

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Off the Shelf Author Talk with Regina Bradley

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Regina Bradley discusses her book “Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South” About this Event “Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South” is a vibrant book that pulses with the beats of a new American South, probing the ways music, literature and film have remixed Southern identities for a post–civil rights generation. This work, author Regina N. Bradley argues, helps define new cultural possibilities for Black Southerners who came of age in the 1980s and 1990s and have…

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