Orville Vernon Burton, the 2000 Carnegie-CASE National
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.