Founded in 2006 and generously funded by a gift from the late Charles G. and Frances S. Summersell, the mission of the Summersell Center for the Study of the South is to investigate and promote understanding of the history and culture of the American South through research and public programming.
While focusing its attention on the Deep South, the Center supports wide-ranging examination of the region as a whole through sponsorship of conferences, lectures, films, publications, and the use of scholarly resources available at the University of Alabama and elsewhere in Alabama and nearby states.
The Center aims to be a focal point for the outstanding faculty in multiple disciplines who study the South at the University of Alabama; to facilitate the development of innovative intellectual explorations of the southern past, present, and future; and to encourage stronger connections among academics, students, and the general public.
- 2015 Fellowship Program Open for Applications
- The Summersell Center Cosponsors Jose Galvez Photography Exhibit and Lecture
- Druid City Garden Party, September 14
- Summersell Center Announces Winner of Second Biennial Deep South Book Prize
- Summersell Center Announces Fellowship Recipients for 2014-2015
- Michael Jarvis on Digital History and the History of Bermuda
- Joseph Crespino on George Wallace and Strom Thurmond, Will Be Awarded Deep South Book Prize
- Joel Dinerstein, on The Birth of Cool
- Book Talk by Ellen Spears, Baptized in PCBs
- Wayne Flynt on Greek Systems, Diversity, and the State of Alabama