SouthTalks series begins Jan. 25 with Michael Fagans

A black and white photo of Edmund Clark standing in a field in the Mississippi Delta

The programming focus at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture for the 2022-23 academic year is “Race in the Classroom,” and the spring SouthTalks lectures follow that theme. Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and access have played out

Eubanks Honored in Governor’s Arts Awards

A University of Mississippi professor and a professor emerita will be honored for their literary and community work next month when they receive the Mississippi Arts Commission’s 35th annual Governor’s Arts Awards. The commission is awarding Ann Fisher-Wirth, retired UM English professor, the 2023 Excellence in Literature and Poetry Award, and Ralph Eubanks, Black Power

Latest Living Blues features Jimi “Primetime” Smith

guitar player Jimi Smith

Living Blues #282 features Chicago bluesman Jimi “Primetime” Smith. His first gig at age 13 was backing his mother, Chicago drummer Johnnie Mae Dunson’s, friend Jimmy Reed at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival. Smith’s journey in the blues has certainly been atypical. Now, at age 63, he has absorbed all of the

Tuition breaks available for qualifying out of state students

Academic Common Market provides money for certain out of state students

Interested in earning a B.A. in Southern Studies but out-of-state tuition seems daunting? The Academic Common Market may be able to help. Many out of state students qualify for in-state tuition as Southern Studies majors at the University of Mississippi. Deadline Feb. 15. For all Academic Common Market information, visit our ACM page.