Wilson Library Research Forum in 2022

February 1, 2022

These informal programs are an opportunity to hear from Wilson Research Fellows about their research work that draws on the collections and expertise of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Please visit Wilson Library’s fellowships page to learn more.

Upcoming

Unions, Cooperatives, and the Social Gospel in the American South; and Repurposing William Wordsworth in Victorian Devotional Poetry Anthologies
Wednesday, June 8, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Huntley Hughes presents, “Alternative Modernities: Unions, Cooperatives, and the Social Gospel in the American South” and Eric Bontempo presents, “The Devotional Wordsworth: Repurposing William Wordsworth in Victorian Devotional Poetry Anthologies.”

Register for Unions, Cooperatives, and the Social Gospel; and Repurposing William Wordsworth

Past

Looking for Casey Jones in the Southern Folklife Collection; and Singing a Renunciation in the Southern Appalachia
Wednesday, February 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Scott Huffard presents, “Looking for Casey Jones in the Southern Folklife Collection” and Noah Angell presents, “’If I was a Lizard in the Spring’: Singing a Renunciation in the Southern Appalachia.”

Watch Looking for Casey Jones and Singing a Renunciation

Living Disfranchisement; and White Fear and Radical Potentialities in the Plantation Household
Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Rob Riser presents, “’Living Disfranchisement’” and Rebekah Aycock presents, “’upside down and inside out’: White Fear and Radical Potentialities in the Plantation Household.”

Watch “A Living Disfranchisement”; and White Fear and Radical Potentialities

Investigating Historical Plant Use in the American South; and American Literature & the Anxiety of Disappearance
Wednesday, April 13 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sierra Roark presents, “The Hunt for Plants Among the Papers: Investigating Historical Plant Use in the American South” and Gina Caison presents, “Erosion: American Literature & the Anxiety of Disappearance.”

Watch Investigating Historical Plant Use; and American Literature & the Anxiety of Disappearance

NationsBank and the End of the New Deal Financial Order; and The Escape of Matthew Bullock and American Lynching on Trial
Wednesday, May 11, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Conrad Jacober presents, “The Southern Route to Interstate Banking: NationsBank and the End of the New Deal Financial Order” and Derrick White presents, “A Million Klansmen on a Negro’s Trail: The Escape of Matthew Bullock and American Lynching on Trial.”

Watch NationsBank and the End of the New Deal Financial Order; and The Escape of Matthew Bullock