Wednesday Book Conference events canceled

As a result of the severe storms expected in the Oxford area this evening, the University of Mississippi will close at noon today. Unfortunately, this means that Imani Perry’s lecture at 6:30 p.m. and the opening night party at 7:30 p.m. are canceled. The conference will resume as scheduled Thursday, March 31 beginning at 9:30

Oxford Film Fest winners announced

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture had films that were shown in the 2022 Oxford Film Festival held this past weekend. We are pleased to congratulate alumna Christina Huff who won the Best Student Short Film Award for her film “Slade Kyle,” and John Rash of the Southern Documentary Project who won

Applicants sought for Rose Cailiff Scholarship

Rising Juniors and Seniors! Apply for the Rose Cailiff Scholarship in Southern Studies Two awards are available: $500 to one rising senior; $500 to one rising junior (renewable for senior year) In order to apply for these scholarships, students must: *be a Southern Studies major; *have a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 in Southern

SouthTalks continue this semester

We are halfway through the semester, and the SouthTalks offer several interesting lectures. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 for this virtual event, Annemarie Anderson, Simone Delerme, and Kelly Spivey present the Summer Avenue Oral History Project. Summer Avenue, a six-mile section of US Highway 70, one of the first paved, signed highways in

Oxford Conference for the Book returns as an in-person event

The Oxford Conference for the Book returns to Oxford and the University of Mississippi March 30-April 1 as an in-person event. Conference sessions will be held on the UM campus and in downtown Oxford. “I’m so pleased to hold this conference in person this year,” said Jimmy Thomas, conference director. “We’ve put together an amazing

Living Blues highlights bluesman Zac Harmon

Living Blues #277 features bluesman Zac Harmon on the cover. Harmon’s life has had many seasons: from his early years in Jackson, Mississippi, to his middle years as a session guitarist in California and New York, to the present days living in Texas as one of the top blues artists on the scene today. Memphis-born