50th Anniversary of American Studies

Mark your calendars for April 11-12, 2019, as the department, alumni, and friends will come together at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to celebrate 50 years of conversation and community.

We’ll also celebrate:

  • 80th Anniversary of Folklore
  • 40th Anniversary of Southern Studies
  • 20th Anniversary of American Indian Studies

Join us for two days of camaraderie and celebration featuring:

  • Musical performances and discussion
  • North Carolina food
  • The Maness Lecture
  • Flash talks about American Studies today and into the future
  • Cocktails and book/album signings
  • Library and museum behind-the-scenes tours
  • American Studies Oral History Booth
  • Performance by Lonnie Holley, Souls Grown Deep artist and Caldwell Family Artist-in-Residence
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