Spring SouthTalks Begin Jan. 29

Series includes broad range of topics, including series on Southern population shifts OXFORD, Miss. – The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, is offering a wide variety of events this spring, including five lectures focused on movement and migration in the South. SouthTalks explore… Read More >

Researchers sought for Study the South fellowship

Scholars researching the South now have an opportunity for funded research in the collections of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the J. D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. The Study the South research fellowship, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of Archives and… Read More >

Study the South essay examines Whitney Plantation

In the latest Study of the South essay, Sarah Payne looks at how recent representations of slavery have provoked discussions about who should represent black pain and oppression and what purpose such representations serve. The tour of Whitney Plantation, which opened in 2014 in Wallace, Louisiana, stands out as the only plantation tour in the… Read More >

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 >