New Fund Honors Charles R. Wilson and Benefits Grad Students

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The Charles Reagan Wilson Fund During his 33 years as a professor, Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson has been a mentor for many University of Mississippi students studying southern history and culture, and has served on at least a hundred thesis and dissertation committees, often as chair. At graduation in May, we dedicated and named the… Read More >

Center Launches New Journal “STUDY THE SOUTH”

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The Center has just launched a new journal, Study the South. Study the South is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, online journal, published and managed by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.

Grad Students Work with SFA and SouthDocs on Farish Street Project

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More than a year ago, Southern Studies grad students Turry Flucker, Anna Hamilton, and Kate Hudson set out to investigate and document Jackson, Mississippi’s Farish Street as part of a Southern Foodways Alliance and Southern Documentary Project effort to study the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Through oral histories, photography, and film, the students asked… Read More >

Center Welcomes Catarina Passidomo, New Professor of Foodways

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The University of Mississippi has hired Catarina Passidomo to join the faculty with a joint appointment in Southern Studies and sociology and anthropology. Beginning in the fall semester of 2014, Passidomo—who will claim an office in Barnard Observatory—will teach foodways courses to undergraduate and graduate students.

June Issue of Living Blues Magazine on Newstands

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The June issue of Living Blues features a cover story on guitarist Roy Lee Johnson, a central figure in the 1960s Georgia blues scene who is releasing his first record in 15 years later this year. Inside the magazine are articles on Johnny Drummer, Vernon Garrett, Tommie “T-Bone” Pruitt and Henry “Son” Simms, a blues… Read More >

Watch Charles Reagan Wilson’s Last Lecture

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Retiring professor Charles Reagan Wilson delivered the Mortar Board Last Lecture, which represents the last lecture of the academic year, on Friday, May 2.  The lecture was titled “Whose South? Lessons from Studying the South at the University of Mississippi.” Watch the lecture here: Charles Reagan Wilson, “Whose South? Lessons from Studying the South at… Read More >