The Mississippi Encyclopedia will be an interdisciplinary volume, based on historical study and including contributions on literature, art and architecture, social justice, music, folklife, religion, and a wide range of other themes. It will study both past and present, and will include every county in the state, extended essays on each of the state’s subregions, special concentration on the state’s writers, musicians, and artists, and full treatment of state and local politics.

To be published by the University Press of Mississippi, the Mississippi Encyclopedia is forthcoming in Fall 2016.