Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

Gilder-Jordan Lecture

The Gilder-Jordan lecture series, which was first organized in 2010 through the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the African American Studies Program, and the Department of History, honors the support of Richard Gilder and Dan and Lou Jordan. Richard Gilder, one of America’s leading philanthropists, has supported the study of American history through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York, Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, and other organizations. Good friends of Richard Gilder and his wife Lois Chiles, Dan and Lou Jordan are University of Mississippi alumni. Dan Jordan served for years as the president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia.

2016-2017 Gilder-Jordan Lecture:
Edward L. Ayers
University of Richmond
“When History Doesn’t Move in a Straight Line: The Civil War Then and Now”
September 7, 2016

2015-2016 Gilder-Jordan Lecture:
Theda Perdue
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Indians and Christianity in the New South”
September 9, 2015

2014-2015 Gilder-Jordan Lecture:
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“How We Tell About the Civil Rights Movement and Why It Matters Today”
September 24, 2014

2013-2014 Gilder-Jordan Lecture:
Walter Johnson
Harvard University
“The ‘Negro Fever,’ the South, and the Ignominious Effort to Re-Open the Atlantic Slave Trade”
September 18, 2013

2012-2013 Gilder-Jordan Lecture:
Grace Elizabeth Hale
University of Virginia
“So the Whole World Can See: Documentary Photography and Film in the Civil Rights Era”
October 10, 2012

2011-2012 Gilder-Jordan Lecture:
David Blight
Yale University
“American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era and Our Own Time”
November 16, 2011

2010-2011 Gilder-Jordan Lecture:
Barbara Fields
Columbia University
“Racecraft and Southern History”
March 8, 2011