Aug
15
Mon
Southern Documentary Workshop
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day

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The Center for the Study of Southern Culture will host a Documentary Film Workshop Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 17 for Southern Studies students. The workshop, led by documentarians from the Southern Documentary Project and the Southern Foodways Alliance, will provide an introduction to technical filmmaking skills as well as to documentary ethics and practice. The workshop will include a community documentary project in Oxford, and will conclude with a screening on Wednesday, August 17.

Students, please contact Becca Walton, rwalton@olemiss.edu, with questions and for information on applying.

Sep
2
Fri
Bar-B-Que and Gumbo: Hip-hop Politics in Two River Cities @ TBD at the University of Mississippi
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

On Friday, September 2 the Center will present “Bar-B-Que and Gumbo: Hip-hop Politics in Two River Cities” with musicians Alfred Banks and Marco Pavé. The discussion will be moderated by Kiese Laymon. Location TBD. A concert will follow at 6pm at Shelter on Van Buren.

The event is presented in partnership with the UM Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the African-American Studies Program.

Alfred Banks

Sunday-Spotlight-Alfred-Banks-With a fresh pair of sneakers on & a scarf tied around his mic, Alfred Banks adds a touch of individualism to Hip-hop. From his reputation for his energetic live shows to his never ending hustle, Alfred seems to have found the formula for success. Alfred has also earned the opportunity to open up The Red or Blue Pill Tour w/ XXL Freshman Mickey Factz covering 15 cities. Complex Magazine caught wind of these accomplishments and featured Alfred on their list of “10 Up-coming Emcees from New Orleans”. National Hip hop blog DJBooth.net followed suit & featured Alfred on their list of “Top 5 Indie Rapper Spotlight from Louisiana”. Most recently Alfred’s song “Homecoming” was the soundtrack to Volkswagen’s Polo Beats by Dre ad campaign which also featured him in the commercial alongside longtime producer CZA.

Marco Pavé

Black Lives Matter

Marco Pavé is Project Pat meets KRS-One, spitting an urban country consciousness with a confidence that could only emerge from coming of age as a Muslim millennial in North Memphis. As a rapper and songwriter, Marco Pavé appeals to a diversity of rap enthusiasts, from purists to radio lovers to hipsters, with a soulful style of hip-hop storytelling and community engagement that appeals to racially and geographically diverse millennial audiences. ​ ​  As a sought-after public speaker in community and university contexts, he lectures on hip-hop and conducts workshops on hip-hop and social justice. Marco Pavé has opened for Mobb Deep, Waka Focka Flame, and Young Dolph, worked with Grammy award winning producers, and his most recent EP not only hit #2 on the CMJ charts, but the led single from the project, “Black Tux” was also featured on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro Darden, and the video premiered on mtvU. Marco also has delivered two  TEDx talks (Memphis, Nashville) and performed at festivals, colleges, and clubs all to great responses.  ​

Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA from Indiana University and is currently an Associate Professor of English at Vassar College. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division  and a collection of essays,  How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Laymon has written essays and stories for numerous publications including Esquire, ESPN, Colorlines, NPR, Gawker, The Los Angeles Times, PEN Journal, Truthout, Longman’s Hip Hop Reader, The Best American Series, Guernica, Mythium and Politics and Culture. He was selected a member of the Root 100 in 2013 and 2014.

The River Kings Tour: Concert with Alfred Banks and Marco Pave @ Shelter on Van Buren
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Center will present a concert by musicians Alfred Banks and Marco Pavé at 6pm on Friday, September 2, at Shelter on Van Buren. The performance is part of their River Kings Tour. At 2pm that day on campus (TBD), there will be a conversation with the musicians about hip-hop politics.

Alfred Banks

Sunday-Spotlight-Alfred-Banks-With a fresh pair of sneakers on & a scarf tied around his mic, Alfred Banks adds a touch of individualism to Hip-hop. From his reputation for his energetic live shows to his never ending hustle, Alfred seems to have found the formula for success. Alfred has also earned the opportunity to open up The Red or Blue Pill Tour w/ XXL Freshman Mickey Factz covering 15 cities. Complex Magazine caught wind of these accomplishments and featured Alfred on their list of “10 Up-coming Emcees from New Orleans”. National Hip hop blog DJBooth.net followed suit & featured Alfred on their list of “Top 5 Indie Rapper Spotlight from Louisiana”. Most recently Alfred’s song “Homecoming” was the soundtrack to Volkswagen’s Polo Beats by Dre ad campaign which also featured him in the commercial alongside longtime producer CZA.

Marco Pavé

Black Lives Matter

Marco Pavé is Project Pat meets KRS-One, spitting an urban country consciousness with a confidence that could only emerge from coming of age as a Muslim millennial in North Memphis. As a rapper and songwriter, Marco Pavé appeals to a diversity of rap enthusiasts, from purists to radio lovers to hipsters, with a soulful style of hip-hop storytelling and community engagement that appeals to racially and geographically diverse millennial audiences. ​ ​  As a sought-after public speaker in community and university contexts, he lectures on hip-hop and conducts workshops on hip-hop and social justice. Marco Pavé has opened for Mobb Deep, Waka Focka Flame, and Young Dolph, worked with Grammy award winning producers, and his most recent EP not only hit #2 on the CMJ charts, but the led single from the project, “Black Tux” was also featured on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro Darden, and the video premiered on mtvU. Marco also has delivered two  TEDx talks (Memphis, Nashville) and performed at festivals, colleges, and clubs all to great responses.  ​

Sep
7
Wed
Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History with Edward L. Ayers @ University of Mississippi
Sep 7 all-day

The 2016 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History will take place on Wednesday, September 7. Location and time TBD.

The 2016 lecturer is Edward L. Ayers of the University of Richmond.

Edward L. Ayers

ayers-edEdward Ayers is President Emeritus of the University of Richmond, where he now serves as Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities. Previously Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he began teaching in 1980, Ayers was named the National Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2003.

A historian of the American South, Ayers has written and edited 10 books. The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the Presence of Mine Enemies: Civil War in the Heart of America won the Bancroft Prize for distinguished writing in American history and the Beveridge Prize for the best book in English on the history of the Americas since 1492. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2013.

A pioneer in digital history, Ayers created “The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War,” a website that has attracted millions of users and won major prizes in the teaching of history. He serves as co-editor of the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States at the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab and is a co-host of BackStory with the American History Guys, a nationally syndicated radio show and podcast.

Ayers has received a presidential appointment to the National Council on the Humanities, served as a Fulbright professor in the Netherlands, and been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Sep
14
Wed
Southern Studies Film Series at Shelter @ Shelter on Van Buren
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Southern Studies Film Series at Shelter will include films produced by the Southern Documentary Project and the Southern Foodways Alliance, institutes of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

More details to come.

Sep
19
Mon
SFA Grad Student Symposium @ University of Mississippi
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
SFA Grad Student Symposium @ University of Mississippi

The Southern Foodways Alliance, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mississippi, announce a symposium in the fall of 2016. The symposium will be held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, September 19-20.

The call for papers has now closed. Acceptances will be emailed by Friday, April 29. Accepted participants’ final drafts of work to be presented at the conference will be due by 5 PM CDT Monday, August 1. Please address any questions and send all materials to Afton Thomas at afton@southernfoodways.org.

Learn more here.

Oct
13
Thu
Southern Foodways Alliance Fall Symposium @ Oxford, MS and the University of Mississippi
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day
Southern Foodways Alliance Fall Symposium @ Oxford, MS and the University of Mississippi

The Southern Foodways Alliance will present the 19th Fall Symposium, on the Corn-Fed South, on October 13 – 16, 2016. For information about attending, click here.

 

Oct
19
Wed
Southern Studies Film Series at Shelter @ Shelter on Van Buren
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Southern Studies Film Series at Shelter will include films produced by the Southern Documentary Project and the Southern Foodways Alliance, institutes of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

More details to come.

Nov
2
Wed
Southern Studies Film Series at Shelter @ Shelter on Van Buren
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Southern Studies Film Series at Shelter will include films produced by the Southern Documentary Project and the Southern Foodways Alliance, institutes of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

More details to come.