History

Around the corner and around the world for twenty-two years.

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1993

Southern Cultures founded by sociologist John Shelton Reed and historian Harry L. Watson (both of UNC-Chapel Hill) and published by Duke Press.

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1996

Journal moves to its current home at the Center for the Study of the American South and is published by UNC Press.

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1996–2015

Lisa Eveleigh signed onto the editorial staff in 1996 for a twelve-year run as copyeditor and consultant. Along the way, scholars James Leloudis, Annette Wright, Paul Quigley, and Spencer Downing, as well as longtime executive editor Dave Shaw, played crucial roles on the editorial team. Founding editor John Shelton Reed still writes for the quarterly and remains active in an advisory role but resigned his formal title in 2005 for another southern sociologist, Larry J. Griffin, who was succeeded by music scholar Jocelyn R. Neal. In 2015, distinguished food scholar Marcie Cohen Ferris replaced Neal as the second faculty editor.

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2008

UNC Press publishes Southern Cultures: The Fifteenth Anniversary Reader, an anthology of the quarterly’s most requested material for classroom use.

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2010

Southern Cultures counts its 250,000th reader through Project Muse.

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2015

Southern Cultures celebrates its 21st birthday, aka, more than 20 years of publishing.

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2016

Southern Cultures counts readers in 80+ countries—online, via eReaders, and, as always, in print.

Illustrations by Amy S. Hoppe.