The University of Southern Mississippi, in collaboration with the Mississippi Humanities Council, will host the conference “Charting New Courses in the History of Slavery and Emancipation” March 4-5 at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
Open sessions for the conference are scheduled 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 4 and 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 5. The sessions feature more than 30 panelists from universities across the nation.
A keynote speaker will present each day of the conference from 4 – 5 p.m. Ira Berlin of the University of Maryland will serve as the keynote speaker March 4. Mark Smith of the University of South Carolina will serve as the keynote speaker March 5.
The conference is open to the public and there is no charge to attend the open sessions and keynote addresses. This event was made possible through funds provided by a Mississippi Humanities Council grant.
For more information on the Charting New Courses in the History of Slavery and Emancipation Conference, visit www.usm.edu/gc/slavery.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .