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Pre-2011 Hutchins Lectures

FALL 2012 

November 29 – Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor and James Agee Professor of American Culture, and Diane Christian, SUNY Distinguished Teacher Professor of English, SUNY Buffalo

Documentary photography and the realities of capital punishment, with an emphasis on Texas and the South
Introduced by Bill Ferris, senior associate director, CSAS, and Tom Rankin, director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.
A lecture in conjunction with an exhibit at the Love House and Hutchins Forum of Jackson’s prison photography, on view through the fall 2012 semester and culminating in a closing reception on November 28, the day before the Hutchins Lecture.

November 1 – Jim Wallace, former director/curator of imaging and photographic services, Smithsonian Institution (retired) (video here)

Photojournalism and its role in shaping and preserving local history
Introduced by Pat Davison, associate professor of journalism, UNC.
A joint presentation with the University Library/Friends of the Library. The following day, November 2, Wallace will give a special presentation as part of the SOHP’s civil rights programming at the Jackson Center for Saving and Making History.

September 27 – Kareem U. Crayton, UNC School of Law (video here)

“Law and Politics on the Edge: North Carolina’s Latest Chapter in Redistricting”
Introduced by Daniel Gitterman, associate professor of public policy, UNC.


April 19 – Paul Reyes, freelance magazine journalist and contributor to Virginia Quarterly Review

Exiles in Eden: Life Among the Ruins of Florida’s Greatest Recession (Henry Holt, 2010)
Introduction by Roberto Quercia, Professor & Director of the Center for Community Capital; Director of Master’s Program

March 22 – Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Introduction by Jack Boger, Dean, UNC School of Law

February 16 – Kent Reilly, Professor of Archaeology and Director, Center for the Study of Arts and Symbolism of Ancient America, Texas State University (video here)

The Art and Iconography of the Ancient American South
Introduction by Vin Steponaitis, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Research Labs of Archaeology, UNC

January 19  – Giselle Corbie-Smith, Professor, Social Medicine and Professor, Department of Medicine (Video here)

Introduction by Gail E. Henderson, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill

FALL 2011

December 1 – Ellis Anderson, writer and photographer (Video here)

Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina (University Press of Mississippi, 2010)
Introduction by Gavin P. Smith, Director, Institute for Natural Hazards and Disasters, UNC-Chapel Hill

October 6 – Karen Cox, Associate Professor, Department of History, UNC-Charlotte (Video here)

Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture (UNC Press, 2011)
Introduction by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William Umstead Distinguished Professor of History, UNC

September 8 – Alice Ammerman, Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, UNC-CH (Video here)

Food in the South: Health, Happiness and the Economy
Introduction by Barbara Rimer, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor, The Gillings School of Global Public Health

Spring 2011

April 5, 2011     Barbara Ellen Smith, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – The Politics of Place (Video here)

March 15, 2011   Adam Gussow, University of Mississippi – The Devil and the Blues (Video here)

March 1, 2011   Marci Campbell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Health and Wealth: Addressing Root Causes of Poor Health in Eastern NC Through Assets Development (Video here)

February 15, 2011   Michael Kreyling, Vanderbilt University – Who Needs Ceremonies of Memory?: The 150th Anniversary. (Video here)

February 8, 2011   Minrose Gwin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement (Video here)

February 1, 2011   Francoise Hamlin, Brown University – Ours is a hell of a story: Civil Rights at the Crossroads (Video here)

January 18, 2011   Kevin Boyle, Ohio State – History Redemption: Civil Rights, History and the Promise of America (Video here)

Fall 2010

November 16, 2010   Sybil Kein, Michigan State (Emerita) – Louisiana Creole Culture and its Significance in the 21st Century

November 9, 2010   Victoria Bynum, Texas State San Marcos (Emerita) – The Long Shadow of the Civil War

October 5, 2010   Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University – The World’s Experience

September 21, 2010   Michael McFee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – My Inner Hillbilly, a poetry and essay reading

September 7, 2010    Noel Polk, University of Southern Mississippi (Emeritus) – Agitators: Civil Writes in Mississippi 

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

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