June 17 – 23, 2012 Location: University of Mississippi Seminars


Ted Ownby, Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi

This one-week seminar at the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture will concentrate on the South since the 1970s, asking about change in the South through urbanization and suburbanization, economic change, new migrations of Hispanic, southeast Asian, and other groups, responses to the Civil Rights Movement, and other developments. The interdisciplinary seminar will discuss history and identity, especially asking how various groups in the South identify with different understandings of history.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

Please find below important information regarding Race and Ethnicity in the Modern South.


A course reader will be sent to participants with selected readings.

Travel & Accomodations

The University of Mississippi is located approximately 70 miles from the Memphis International Airport and 35 miles from Tupelo Regional Airport. Both airports provide access to taxis, car rentals, or shuttles.

Workshop participants will be housed in an on-campus dormitory. Participants will have single bedrooms, but will share bathrooms and common space in a suite-style setting. Dormitories are air-conditioned with wireless Internet service provided. Several computer clusters and lounges are available in the complex. Some participants choose to bring laptops.

The university provides pillows, blankets, sheets, and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring alarm clocks, hangers, irons, and hair dryers.


Meals will be served in a university cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Travel reimbursement

Each summer seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar.

Participants traveling internationally or from Alaska and Hawaii receive a $500 stipend in lieu of reimbursement upon completion of the seminar.

Applicants to seminars should note that supplements will not be given in cases where the $400 allowance is insufficient to cover all travel expenses.

Our reimbursement policy has changed from previous years. For more information on our policy click here.

Graduate credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State College to offer three hours of graduate credit in American history to participating seminar teachers.

Teachers are required to submit a reaction paper and a copy of one primary source activity completed during or immediately after the seminar.

Teachers will also be given an opportunity to take additional online and distance coursework that counts toward an MA in History from Adams State College.

Enroll and learn more about the course.
For more details, please contact: Edward R. Crowther, Ph.D.

To ensure that your credit appears on your transcript as summer-term class work, you must enroll by August 3, 2012.


E-mail the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.



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