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Historian to discuss ‘The Southern Way of Life’

University of Mississippi historian Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson will give the keynote address at a Southern history forum Saturday, April 10, at the University of South Carolina.

Wilson will deliver the keynote lecture, titled “The Southern Way of Life: The History of a Concept,” at 7 p.m. in the Palmetto Room at The Inn at USC. His talk is free and open to the public. The address will conclude the daylong “Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History,” which will feature historians from around the country and is sponsored by the university’s Institute for Southern Studies.

All sessions are free and open to the public. The complete schedule is available online at www.cas.sc.edu/ISS/forumonhistory.html.

Wilson is the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies at Ole Miss. and directed that university’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture from 1998 – 2007.

A prolific author, Wilson has written and edited many books, including “Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920,” a study of the memory of the Confederacy in the post-Civil War South, and “Judgment and Grace in Dixie: Southern Faiths from Faulkner to Elvis,” which studies popular religion as part of the culture of the modern South. He co-edited the “Encyclopedia of Southern Culture” and “The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.”

For more information, call 803-777-2340.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 03/31/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 03/31/10 @ 1:03 PM | Permalink

“The Southern Way of Life: The History of a Concept”

  • What: Keynote lecture on “Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History”
  • Who: University of Mississippi historian Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson to deliver lecture
  • When: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10
  • Where: Palmetto Room at The Inn at USC

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