MISSISSIPPI STORIES Turns One

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.

Check out the June/July 2017 LIVING BLUES

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.

Encyclopedia Brown Bag set for Monday

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 >

Save the Date for the Southern Studies 40th Birthday

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.

SouthDocs Welcomes New Filmmaker John Rash

John Rash is a filmmaker, photographer, and video artist who earned his M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Art from Duke University in 2014. He has worked as a freelance photographer and college instructor for more than 15 years and comes to the University of Mississippi after spending the past three years in Shanghai, China.

2017 SST Paper and Project Awards Announced

2017 SST Paper and Project Awards Announced Today at our annual Southern Studies Graduation Lunch honoring BA and MA graduates of the program, we announced paper and documentary projects awards. Kathryn James, Gray Award for undergraduate scholarship in Southern Studies: “African American Kitchen Workers in a University of Mississippi Greek House,” a SST 401 paper,… Read More >

Summer and Fall Events Celebrate THE MISSISSIPPI ENCYCLOPEDIA

The Center, working with the University Press of Mississippi, independent booksellers, and cultural and academic institutions throughout the state, has planned a number of events celebrating the publication of The Mississippi Encyclopedia for the summer and fall of 2017. Each event will include talks by speakers like Encyclopedia senior editors Ted Ownby and Charles Reagan Wilson, subject editors, and scholar-contributors to the volume. We’ll announce who will speak at each event soon.