The Center partners with many departments and organizations on the University of Mississippi campus to present outreach events. Departmental partners include History, English, African American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, and Political Science. Partner organizations are the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, and the Critical Race Studies Group.
Two annual events with Center support include the following:
The Porter Fortune, Jr. History Symposium
The Porter Fortune, Jr. History Symposium is presented annually by the University of Mississippi History Department, in partnership with the Center. The symposium, named for UM chancellor emeritus Porter L. Fortune, Jr., began as an annual conference on southern history in 1975. Past events have examined topics such as the southern political tradition, childhood, religion, and the role of gender in shaping public power. Visit the History Department’s website for more information on upcoming symposia.
The 2015 Porter Fortune, Jr. History Symposium, organized by the Center, took place February 27 – 28 on the University of Mississippi campus. The symposium honored the 2014 retirement of Charles Reagan Wilson with a series of talks and panel discussions on the topic of Southern Religion and Southern Culture.
The Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference
The Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, held annually each July, was founded with the help of the Center and is now led by the UM Department of English and the Office of Outreach. Visit the Office of Outreach website for more information.