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 >

Andrew Mellon Foundation Recognizes Invisible Histories Project

IHP-Mississippi satellite project lauded for oral history research Written by Rebecca Lauck Cleary The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recognized the work of several University of Mississippi partners through a $300,000 grant supporting the collection, preservation, future research and accessibility of LGBTQ history in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. The grant went to the Invisible Histories… 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 >

Zaire Love to present TEDx talk March 6

Written by Jackson Olstad     A true hero is defined by virtue and accomplishments, and role models give people their own identity and moral compass for life. Zaire Love will educate the Oxford community on two influential figures in Southern history that everyone can look up to at her upcoming TEDx talk. The TEDx University… Read More >

Ethnohistorian focuses on 18th century conflict between Creek Indians and white settlers

Joshua S. Haynes presents this week’s Brown Bag Lecture at noon February 13. Haynes is an ethnohistorian at the University of Southern Mississippi who researches, publishes, and teaches early American and Native American history focusing on themes such as colonialism, violence, and state formation. His book, Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia… Read More >

Harker to discuss “The Lesbian South”

Jaime Harker’s Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, February 6 will be about her new book, The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon. Harker is a professor of English and the director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, where… Read More >