The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: 30 Years Later

The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989 by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the University of North Carolina Press. Those who worked toward its creation reflect about its legacy 30 years later in this film, produced by the Southern Documentary Project. The Encyclopedia of… Read More >

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Celebrates 30 Years

Celebration set for Nov. 13 commemorates landmark reference work Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – For three decades, the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture has fostered a deeper understanding of the South, encouraging everyone to “read y’all about it.” The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi is inviting… Read More >

Voices of Reconstruction event set for Nov. 1-2 in Holly Springs

Voices of Reconstruction is a two-day event devoted to understanding Reconstruction in Holly Springs. The conference begins with “Ecology of Reconstruction: Race & Land Use in Mississippi,” featuring Dr. Mark Hersey, associate professor of history and Director of the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South (CHASES) at Mississippi… Read More >

Spring Special Topics courses examine food and film, the image of the South, and theories and traditions in documentary expression

The fall semester is flying by, and registration for the Spring 2020 semester starts October 28, so take a look at our special topics classes. SST 598 Special Topics Section 1: Food and Film Monday, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Ava Lowrey , Barnard Observatory, Room 108 In this one semester production course, students learn documentary filmmaking skills… Read More >

A Bookseller Looks at Forty

Richard Howorth Shares Remembrances about the Early Days of Square Books and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture Four decades ago, in a senator’s office in Washington, DC, a future bookstore owner learned more than just strategy and skill in a friendly poker game. It was during this card game that Richard Howorth… Read More >

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 >