This article is adapted from a Southern Register Director’s Column by Ted Ownby, written in the Spring of 2014.
Alumnus and author will teach courses in Southern studies and English OXFORD, Miss. – Author and journalist Ralph Eubanks returns to the University of Mississippi this fall, this time as a visiting professor. The Mount Olive native will teach a Southern studies course this fall and an English course during the spring semester. His Southern… Read More >
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams of Vanderbilt University will deliver the 2017 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 on the University of Mississippi campus. The lecture will take place at 7pm in Nutt Auditorium.
The Center’s documentary media website Mississippi Stories launched in July of 2015. In celebration, here are some stories so far for 2017, in case you missed them.
Eva Walton Kendrick gave a lecture on April 26, 2017 as part of the Center’s Radical South Brown Bag Lecture Series. Before the lecture, Chris Colbeck interviewed Eva about her work as an advocate for LGBTQ rights in Alabama. Watch a clip here, and read a full transcript below.
Living Blues #249 (June/July 2017) is a special issue devoted to the blues of Yazoo County, Mississippi. We explore the history of the county, the music and the musicians who made it. We then turn our spotlight on the current scene and the man who has committed his life to keeping it alive.
Three Southern Studies alums have recently completed or have ongoing documentary projects on the region’s waterways.
On Monday, June 19 at noon there will be a brown bag panel discussion in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library about the recently published Mississippi Encyclopedia. Ted Ownby and Charles Reagan Wilson, both editors of the volume, will speak along with library faculty members Andrea Driver, Ellie Campbell, Royce Kurtz, Leigh McWhite,… Read More >
The Center for the Study of Southern Culture had its first event in 1977, so we’re planning a birthday event to celebrate forty years of Southern Studies. Save the date for the evening of Friday, September 22 through the afternoon of Saturday, September 23. There will be events in Barnard Observatory and in Oxford.
The Center’s collection of William Ferris photographs help bring Mississippi Encyclopedia text to life in the Gammill Gallery this month.