Link to CCU Home Page
Link to Quick Links
Link to Search Link to CCU Home Page
News Releases -> newsarticles
spacer image
February 6, 2016   
Posted: April 16, 2001

Orville Vernon Burton, the 2000 Carnegie-CASE National Teacher of the Year for Research and Graduate Institutions, will speak at Coastal Carolina University on Monday, April 23 at 3 p.m. in Wall Building 308. The event is free and open to the public.

Burton's presentation, sponsored by the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies, is titled "The South as Other, the Southerner as Stranger."

"Vernon Burton has already achieved an international reputation as a scholar of great distinction," said Charles Joyner, director of the Waccamaw Center. Joyner adds that Burton's presentation will serve as "a crash course on Southernness."

Burton, a native of Ninety-Six, S.C., is professor of history and sociology at the University of Illinois and a senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications. This semester he is the Mark Clark visiting professor of history at The Citadel.

Burton is the author of In My Father's House Are Many Mansions and his recent Civil War study, A Gentleman and an Officer. He is working on an interpretive study of the Civil War and Reconstruction for publication by Princeton University Press.

A graduate of Furman University, Burton earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Humanities Center and has lectured at the College de France and the University of Cambridge.

For more information, contact Coastal's Office of Marketing Communications at 349-2015.

Search Options:
Select Specific Year(s):
2014 2006
2013 2005
2012 2004
2011 2003
2010 2002
2009 2001
2008 2000
View ALL Archived News
Link to CCU Home Page
University Policies | Site Policies | Contact Us
© 2016 Coastal Carolina University | P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054 | +1 843-347-3161