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Encountering Southern Culture: A Journey to Oxford and Memphis

Thursday, April 6–Sunday, April 9 |

We are headed north to the hills of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County (Oxford, MS) and to Memphis, on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi just across the state line in Tennessee. Stephen Fox, architectural historian, and Memphis’ own Willy Beardon (writer, filmmaker and producer), will lead us through the civil rights and cotton history, music scenes, and other significant environs of Memphis. Mississippi NPR and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture (including the Southern Foodways Alliance) at Ole Miss in Oxford will provide the basis for a journey through Mississippi history, food, music and literature.

We will meet our tour bus and guides Thursday, April 6, 11:00 A.M., at the Memphis International Airport. We will return to the airport Sunday, April 9 at 4:30 P.M. Please make your flight reservations to ensure availability.

Space is limited. To register, please download and send in: 1) the registration and 2) release of claims form along with 3) your deposit. You may pay online by credit card if submitting forms electronically, or check if by mail. You may also call the registrar with a credit card number.

You may send in your forms by scanning or taking photos of them and emailing them to registrar@houstonseminar.org, or you may mail them.

Registration is not complete until the registrar emails you confirmation of receipt of these three items.
 

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Registration is on going for fall courses, either online, by email, or by phone. We look forward to sharing the rest of this interesting and challenging fall with you.  

 

The following courses are fully subscribed and have been closed.

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Houston Collects: Contemporary Cool in River Oaks

 

Upcoming

Romantic Rarities with Brian Connelly
Wednesdays, October 18, November 1 and 15, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home, check with registrar for availability

 

Inside the Middle East
October 26, November 2, 9, and 16
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama at LaBranch

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Fall 2017 Study Tour

Newport: History Preserved
Thursday, October 26Monday, October 30, 2017
Fully subscribed


Spring 2018 Study Tour 

Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday, April 3Monday, April 9, 2018
Waiting list only, check with registrar

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