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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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Tentative Itinerary
Trip Payment Schedule
Registration and Release of Claims Forms

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Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 

 

The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 

 

Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org  or phone 713.666.9000.