The Center’s outreach projects bridge the gap between scholarly research and broad audiences interested in the American and global South. Events explore topics ranging from music to Faulkner and are produced for audiences large and small.  Annual events include a symposium on the Music of the South or the Blues Today Symposium, the Oxford Conference for the Book, and weekly Brown Bag Lectures during the school year.  The Center frequently presents lectures by both UM professors and those from other institutions. Many events occur in partnership with other UM departments and institutes, such as those of history, African American Studies, English, sociology and anthropology, the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. A partnership begun in 2010 with the Department of History and the African American Studies Program has led to the Gilder-Jordan Lecture Series in Southern Cultural History.