Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South

Based in the Department of American Studies and the Department of History at the University of Sussex, the Marcus Cunliffe Centre offers a concentration of scholars of the history of the South unparalleled anywhere outside the United States. The principal purpose of the Cunliffe Centre is to build upon this strength by enhancing research networks between scholars in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, and to provide channels for the transfer of knowledge in the field to the broader public.

As a premier institution of research on the South, the Marcus Cunliffe Centre encourages proposals for postgraduate research at the DPhil and MPhil levels through the Department of American Studies.

The members of the Cunliffe Centre offer a range of expertise on Southern topics: slavery, civil rights, massive resistance, labour and working-class history, religion, the Civil War, African-American history, Louisiana history, and rural and agricultural history.