Aug
30
Wed
Brown Bag: Writing about Family Problems in the 20th Century South by Ted Ownby @ Barnard Observatory
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag: Writing about Family Problems in the 20th Century South by Ted Ownby @ Barnard Observatory

On Wednesday, August 30 at noon, Dr. Ted Ownby will present a Brown Bag lecture on “Writing about Family Problems and the Twentieth-Century South.”

Dr. Ownby is Center Director and Professor of History and Southern Studies.

Sep
6
Wed
Gilder-Jordan Lecture by Rhonda Y. Williams @ Nutt Auditorium
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gilder-Jordan Lecture by Rhonda Y. Williams @ Nutt Auditorium | Oxford | Mississippi | United States

Rhonda Y. Williams to Give 2017 Gilder-Jordan Lecture

Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams of Vanderbilt University will deliver the 2017 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 on the University of Mississippi campus. The lecture will take place at 7pm in Nutt Auditorium.

Dr. Williams is the John L. Siegenthaler Professor in American History at Vanderbilt University. She is the Founder & Former Director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, as well as the Founder & Former Director of the Case Western Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies.

The author of Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century (2015) and the award-winning The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles against Urban Inequality (2005)Williams has been honored by History News Network as a Top Young Historian; the Organization of American Historians as a Distinguished Lecturer; and is listed in the 2009 and 2015 editions of Who’s Who in Black Cleveland. Williams is a recipient of an American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellowship and a former Harvard University W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Fellow. She is the co-editor of the recently launched book series, Justice, Power, and Politics, with the University of North Carolina Press and co-editor of Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement.

Her publications include articles on black power politics, the war on poverty, low-income black women’s grassroots organizing, and urban and housing policy. Her research interests include the manifestations of race and gender inequality on urban space and policy, social movements, and illicit narcotics economies in the post-1940s United States.

Williams received her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park in 1989, where she became that university’s first black salutatorian in its then 187-year history.

Williams, also known as “Dr. Rhonda,” also has been engaged in local community efforts, including on police and criminal justice reform as a member of the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair, and Just Cleveland, and the “Cleveland 8.” She has appeared on MSNBC and Democracy Now! Currently, she is serving as a Commissioner on the Cleveland Community Police Commission, which was empaneled in September 2015. She is a Baltimore native.

Organized through the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the African American Studies Program, Center for Civil War Research, and the Department of History, the Gilder-Jordan Speaker Series is made possible through the generosity of the Gilder Foundation, Inc.  The series honors Richard Gilder of New York and his family, as well as his friends, Dan and Lou Jordan of Virginia. Contact Becca Walton at rwalton@olemiss.edu if you have any questions about the lecture.

 

Nov
8
Wed
MDAH History is Lunch: THE MISSISSIPPI ENCYCLOPEDIA @ Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MDAH History is Lunch: THE MISSISSIPPI ENCYCLOPEDIA @ Mississippi Department of Archives and History

A discussion and reading of The Mississippi Encyclopedia. More details to come!

Nov
15
Wed
Brown Bag: Politics and Poetics: Writing about the 20th Century Appalachian South by Jessie Wilkerson @ Barnard Observatory
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag: Politics and Poetics: Writing about the 20th Century Appalachian South by Jessie Wilkerson @ Barnard Observatory

On Wednesday, November 15 at noon, Dr. Jessie Wilkerson will present a Brown Bag lecture on “Politics and Poetics: Writing about the 20th Century South.”

Dr. Wilkerson is Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies.