Wilson Library Research Forum 2019

June 5, 2019

Visiting fellows at the Wilson Special Collections Library will make informal presentations about their research topics throughout the summer and fall as part of the Wilson Library Research Forum. The following list will be updated as additional talks are scheduled. See the University Libraries’ online calendar for more information about each talk. Presentations will take place in Wilson Library, Room 901 (fourth floor), unless otherwise noted.



June 13
2 – 3 p.m.
The Alabama Music Reader: An Anthology
Burgin Mathews

June 25
2 – 3 p.m.
Research Triangle Park: A Window into Work and Life at Midcentury
Casey Eilbert

June 27
2 – 3 p.m.
The Rifles of the Riled: Firearms and White Manhood in the Civil War-Era South
Tracy L. Barnett
The Currency of Freedom: Formerly Enslaved Women in Union-occupied North Carolina
Abena Boakyewa-Ansa


July 9
2 – 3 p.m.
The Necropolitics of Transatlantic Sense and Sensibility in the Enlightenment Era
Michael Feinberg

July 11
2 – 3 p.m.
Navigating Worthiness in North Carolina: Pension Attorneys, Black Civil War Pensioners, and Federal Examiners, 1873-1910
Atlas Tian Xu
Eyes West: Nicholas Trist, the Jefferson-Jackson Cohort, and American Expansion
Chase Tomlin

July 25
2 – 3 p.m.
Hearing the First Great Migration: The Sound and Place of Black Music in North Carolina and the American South
Jonathan Gomez
Gone Country: White, Urban, and Affluent America’s Performance of Southern Rural Identity
Amanda Martinez


August 8
2 – 3 p.m.
Pottery by Any Means Necessary: Resistance in the Art of David Drake
Michael Bramwell

August 12
2 – 3 p.m.
The Aged South: Old Age and Aging in Southern Music
Simon Buck
A History of Access: Disability Education in the U.S. South during the Long Nineteenth Century
Amanda Stuckey

August 13
2 – 3 p.m.
At Best, We’re Merely Borrowers: Archival Research and the Creative Process
Rose Lambert-Sluder
Looking Outward: New South Perspectives from Plantation Diaries
Derek Wood

August 21
2 – 3 p.m.
Atlantic Litigants and International Border-Crossing in the Southern Courthouse: Slave Trade Regulation Lawsuits in the Antebellum U.S.
Jessica Fletcher

August 23
2 – 3 p.m.
Dan River Mills: Textiles and the Fabric of Jim Crow
Ina Dixon
Burlington Industries and the Synthetics Revolution in American Fabrics
Regina Lee Blaszczyk

August 28
2 – 3 p.m.
‘Make America Truly Musical:’ Annabel Morris Buchanan’s White Nationalist Folk Fantasy
Aldona Dye
Warfare and the Southern Environment
Camden Elliott


September 26
2 – 3 p.m.
“A new kind of money:” Enslaved and Free Women’s Economies of Flora and Fauna in the Antebellum South
Nicole Viglini
UNC’s Department of City and Regional Planning: Planning Missionaries of the South
Lizabeth Wardzinski


October 4
2 – 3 p.m.
Recipients of the Romance Studies Department’s Debbie Schenker Archival Fellowship Discuss Research Experience in Wilson Library
Megan Fenrich and Michele Cammelli

October 17
2 – 3 p.m.
Servants not Soldiers: Slavery in the U.S. Regular Army
Yoav Hamdini
Diagnosing the South: Pellagra, Public Health, and the Political Economy of the Cotton South
Dana Landress


December 12
2 – 3 p.m.
Women Wanted: Landed Women and the Proprietary Vision for Carolina
Emily Sackett

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