Only in substantial partnership with its home region can a University develop innovative ways to encourage the production of knowledge that serves the public good. Only by both celebrating southern cultures and communities—and creatively engaging the challenges faced by those cultures and communities—can students, researchers, community members, and artists chart paths forward. Reimagining a higher education specifically geared to southern futures begins in the arts and humanities.
Supported by the College of Arts & Sciences and University Libraries, Southern Futures sparks fresh dialogue, funds groundbreaking scholarship and artistic projects, and welcomes new voices to campus. These partners, on campus and off, have been doing extraordinary work to reimagine the American South.