Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

Porter L. Fortune, Jr. Symposium

Chancellor Fortune

Chancellor Fortune

The Porter L. Fortune, Jr., History Symposium began as a conference on southern history in 1975. In 1983, it was named for Porter L. Fortune, Jr., chancellor emeritus, to honor his contributions to the success of the symposium. Past events have examined topics such as the southern political tradition, childhood, religion, and the role of gender in shaping public power.
The conference is held annually. It is a three day event that is free of charge and open to the general public.