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Center for the Study of the Gulf South

What is the CSGS?

The Center for the Study of the Gulf South (CSGS) promotes the study of the history of the US South and territories in Central America and the Caribbean through scholarship, funding research and hosting public events. We offer strengths in several critical eras:—the colonial Gulf South, slavery and abolition, the Civil War era, and the Civil Rights Movement and other mobilizations for citizenship and equality. The faculty and graduate students of the CSGS regularly present their work at leading academic We’re proud to be the host institution of the Gulf South Historical Foundation.

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Center for the Study of the Gulf South
456 Liberal Arts Building (LAB)
118 College Dr. #5047
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Phone
601.266.4320

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Elizabeth Hall (EH)
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

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Phone
228.214.3245

The CSGS is the home of the regional Gulf South Historical Association.

The CSGS invites scholars to present historical research to the university community and public.

The CSGS annually awards the Baird Fellowship, furthering graduate study of the Gulf South.