Aug
31
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: “The Culture of Breastfeeding” @ Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

John Green, Director of Population Studies; and Michele Alexandre, Professor of Law. Mary Knight, University Communications will moderate.

Sep
2
Fri
Bar-B-Que and Gumbo: Hip-hop Politics in Two River Cities @ Lamar Hall 326
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 conversation will take place in Lamar Hall 326, and will be moderated by Kiese Laymon. A concert will follow at 7pm at Shelter on Van Buren.

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

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 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Center will present a concert by musicians Alfred Banks and Marco Pavé at 7pm on Friday, September 2, at Shelter on Van Buren. The performance is part of their River Kings Tour. At 2pm that day in Lamar Hall 326, there will be a conversation with the musicians about hip-hop politics. Kiese Laymon will serve as moderator for the conversation.

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 @ Nutt Auditorium
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at 7pm at Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus.

The 2016 lecturer is Edward L. Ayers of the University of Richmond. His lecture is titled “When History Doesn’t Move in a Straight Line:  The Civil War Then and Now.”

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
12
Mon
Thomasville, GA Screening of LONGLEAF, a SouthDocs film by Rex Jones @ Thomas County Public Library
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

There will be a screening of Longleaf: The Heart of Pine, a film by Rex Jones of the Southern Documentary Project, at noon on Friday, September 12 at the Thomas County Public Library in Thomasville, Georgia. The screening is part of the town’s One Book Festival. Learn more here.

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.

SFA Grad Student Symposium Keynote with Krishnendu Ray @ Barnard Observatory
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Southern Foodways Alliance’s Grad Student Symposium keynote lecture will be by Dr. Krishnendu Ray on Monday, September 19 at 6pm in Barnard Observatory. Ray is a food studies scholar and professor at NYU and is the author of The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories in Bengali-American Households (Temple University, 2004). He co-edited (with Tulasi Srinivas) Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (University of California Press, 2012). His most recent monograph is The Ethnic Restaurateur (Bloomsbury 2016) and this is the basis of of his talk. The talk will last 30 minutes with a 15-20 minute Q&A.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Sep
28
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: “Ten-Minute Song Analyses” @ Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jaime Cantrell

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Mississippi

Darren Grem

Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi

Ted Ownby

Center Director and Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi

Oct
5
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s @ Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Kenneth Janken

Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Oct
12
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: “Using Photography to Teach about the Harlem Renaissance” @ Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Amy Cameron Evans

Houston, Texas

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
Brown Bag Lecture: “Willie: The Life and Times of Willie Morris” @ Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Teresa Nicholas

Jackson, Mississippi

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
1
Tue
Brown Bag Lecture: “Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910” @ Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Julie Weise, University of Oregon

*This is a special Tuesday Brown Bag Lecture.

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.

Nov
16
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: “Southern Sound and Space” @ Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Chris Colbeck

Southern Studies MA Graduate