Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’

Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17 By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – The rights extended to people who reside in the United States and whether or not those people are considered citizens is an incredibly timely topic, and historian Martha S. Jones can connect lessons and information from… Read More >

Two SouthTalks events planned for this week

There are two opportunities to “Be in Barnard” this week. Starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11 Carrie Barske Crawford and Brian Dempsey present “Hidden Spaces,” and at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Edmund T. Gordon and Celeste Henery  present “Exploring the Racial Geography of UT-Austin.” Both events will be held in the Tupelo Room… Read More >

Change to Southern Studies Curriculum Offers New Opportunities

Major requirements adjusted and 100-level courses restructured in overhaul Written by By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – For ordinary University of Mississippi students considering a major that will make them extraordinary, Southern studies could be the one to help them stand out. Southern studies seeks to investigate, interpret, and document the American South in… Read More >

Letter to Students Regarding Recent Events

Dear New and Returning Students in Southern Studies: Last week was a difficult one at the University of Mississippi. On Saturday, a male student allegedly took the life of a female student, and on Thursday images surfaced of three UM students, two of them armed, celebrating the desecration of a memorial to Emmett Till, whose… Read More >

Living Blues features Eric Bibb and music festival guide

Living Blues #260 (April/May 2019) features bluesman Eric Bibb on the cover. Eric Bibb’s music is rooted in the American blues tradition, but the scope of his vision is expanded by his world travels and musical partnerships. California bluesman Mike Henderson is a true Renaissance man. His artistic skills are wide ranging. A musician, filmmaker… Read More >

MFA student to show film at Indie Grits Film Festival

Zaire Love, a first-year student earning her MFA in Documentary Expression, applied for the Indie Grits grant in December and was awarded $1,000 to create a film about the rural south. Only nine people were chosen out of several applicants to receive this grant. This grant helped her extend her original one-minute film, TREES. “Being able… Read More >

Making a Space for Conversation

Graduate Profile:  Jennifer Gunter Directs Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation In the wake of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, the University of South Carolina developed a relationship with William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation founding director Susan Glisson and Winter Institute associate director Charles Tucker. They… Read More >