Documentaries to be Shown, Discussed at Wednesday’s Brown Bag

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Documentary work will be the theme of the Brown Bag Lecture for Wednesday, Sept. 14 at noon in Barnard Observatory. Several faculty and staff members of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture will discuss documentary photography, film, oral history, and audio recording and show examples of their work and teaching. Participants will include Becca Walton (Mississippi Stories), Rex Jones and Andy Harper (Southern Documentary Project), Sara Wood (Southern Foodways Alliance), and David Wharton (director, documentary studies).

Edward L. Ayers to Present 2016 Gilder-Jordan Lecture on September 7

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The Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, September 7 in Nutt Auditorium on the UM campus. The 2016 lecturer is Edward L. Ayers of the University of Richmond, and his talk will be “When History Doesn’t Move in a Straight Line: The Civil War Then and Now.”

Brown Bag Lectures Begin Next Week

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Fall 2016 Brown Bag Schedule The Fall 2016 Southern Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series begins next week. All lectures take place in Barnard Observatory’s Tupelo Room from noon to 1 p.m., are free and open to the public, and occur most Wednesdays during the semester. Wednesday, Aug. 31: “The Culture of Breastfeeding. ”John… Read More >

Marco Pave and Alfred Banks Discuss Southern Hip-Hop, Perform as Part of River Kings Tour

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The Center will present “Bar-b-que and Gumbo: Hip-Hop Politics in Two River Cities,” a discussion with Marco Pavé of Memphis and Alfred Banks of New Orleans as part of their River Kings Tour on Friday, September 2 at 2pm in Lamar Hall 326 on the UM campus. Kiese Laymon will moderate the conversation. Co-sponsors include the UM Department of Music, UM African American Studies Program, the UM Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Winter Institute.

Symposium Speaker Karl Hagstrom Miller on Research Inspiration, Segregating Sound, and Multidisciplinarity

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Symposium Speaker Karl Hagstrom Miller on Research Inspiration, Segregating Sound, and Multidisciplinarity Southern Studies graduate student Chris Colbeck interviewed Music of the South Symposium speaker Karl Hagstrom Miller on April 6, 2016. Chris, whose own thesis project is on music, interviewed Miller as part of a series of Southern Documentary Project interviews with Center speakers.… Read More >

Music of the South Symposium to Explore Defining and Presenting Traditional Music

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Music of the South Symposium:Defining and Presenting Tradition in Southern Music – Wednesday, April 6, 2016 This spring’s Music of the South Symposium will investigate the creation and performance of the South’s various traditional music forms. The one-day symposium, “Defining and Presenting Traditional Music,” sponsored by the Center, Living Blues magazine, and the Blues Archive,… Read More >

Michael Pierce Gives Brown Bag Lecture This Wednesday

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Michael Pierce Gives Brown Bag Lecture This Wednesday Michael Pierce, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas, gives this Wednesday’s Brown Bag Lecture on “The Making of Walmart America: The Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism in Arkansas, 1941-1992.” Michael Pierce is associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas.  He… Read More >

Brown Bag Speaker Interviews by Grad Student Chris Colbeck

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This school year, grad student Chris Colbeck, working with the Southern Documentary Project, has done a series of interviews with speakers following their Brown Bag talks. Interviews have included questions about research inspiration and methods, the role of the academy in understanding public policy, and teaching James Agee and Walker Evans.

Margaret McMullan Gives Special Lecture Wednesday

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Margaret McMullan Gives Special Lecture Wednesday On Wednesday March 2, to begin the 23rd annual Oxford Conference for the Book, Margaret McMullan gives a special Brown Bag at 11 a.m. in the Faulkner Room in Archives and Special Collections at the J. D. Williams Library. McMullan is the author of seven award-winning novels, including her… Read More >