ABBEVILLE INSTITUTE ELEVENTH ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL
“Understanding the South and the Southern Tradition”
St. Christopher Conference Center
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
July 21-26, 2013
“The South” is older than the United States. Whether measured by population, territory, or historical and cultural importance, it is a huge part of the American story and larger in significance than many independent nations. Yet the South is usually seen today under the unexamined and unstated assumption that it is merely a defective or evil deviation from the American norm. The South is usually defined as the internal alien, that which contrasts with and highlights the virtues of the mainstream.
But suppose learned scholars were to investigate and portray the South like any other human experience---to understand it on its own terms and to find what it offers of lasting value? That is exactly what the Abbeville Institute Summer Schools do—with lectures presenting what is different and valuable in Southern religion, history, literature, music, agrarianism, Constitutional understanding, and way of life.
PLACE. St. Christopher Conference Center on the beach front of beautiful Seabrook Island. We will spend a day in historic Charleston, South Carolina.
FACULTY. James Kibler, Lee Cheek, Donald Livingston, Carey Roberts, Kyle Sinisi, Samuel Smith, Bill Wilson, Clyde Wilson.
TOPICS: Foundations of Southern Literature, Southern Constitutionalism, The North and the Moral Challenge of Slavery, The South and the Moral Challenge of Slavery, Robert E. Lee, the Exemplary Southerner, The South and the Modern World, The Origin of All Things Southern, Beware the Historians: Ruminations on Secession and War, The Older Religiousness of the South, plus A Yankee in Rebel Clothing: The Fundamentalist Movement in the South.
COST and SCHOLARSHIPS. Tuition, room, three meals a day, and refreshments for five days is $855 each for a double (Coupon Code "Double") and $955 for a single (NOTE: Leave Coupon Code blank). Scholarships are available for college and graduate students who are encouraged to apply. For applications and all inquiries:
or 843-323-0690. Full registration, and payment, can be made online (See below) or make checks payable to Abbeville Institute and send to P.O. Box 10, McClellanville, S.C. 29458.
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REGISTRATION If you would like to register for this event, please contact The Abbeville Institute, P.O. Box 10, McClellanville, S.C. 29458 Telephone: (843) 323-0690 or E-mail