We must work in new ways that authorize people to speak for their part of the world.
Gather and share Carolina’s resources and expertise
Chapel Hill has a remarkable, multi-disciplinary collection of expertise focused on the South – from its scholarship to its library and archives, museum, UNC Press and its substantial commitment to the arts. The University’s legacy of academic leadership in Southern Studies, including in social science, history, and literature, among many other areas, is of value to all who want to understand and advance the future of the South. Southern Futures builds on Chapel Hill’s resources in a way that is equal to the significance of the task. This work makes these special assets more accessible and impactful: to Southern communities who can use Chapel Hill’s expertise toward the betterment of their communities, and to people around the world who continue to be intensely interested in the South.