Deborah Gray White to give virtual lecture Sept. 21

The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In

“Voices of Mississippi” set for Sept. 14

The world premiere of “Voices of Mississippi,” a multimedia production chronicling some of Mississippi’s most iconic people and art, will kick off the 2021-22 performance season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. The multimedia event, set for Sept. 14, celebrates the people and art of the

Fall SouthTalks series focuses on Mississippi Voices

This fall, the SouthTalks Series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, focuses on “Mississippi Voices.” SouthTalks explore the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies and includes lectures, performances, film screenings and panel discussions. Although events usually take place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory, due to

Kelly Spivey’s The Bake Sale thesis talk

Kelly Spivey presented her Southern Studies M.F.A. in Documentary Expression thesis project “The Bake Sale” at Oxford Community Farmers Market on July 6, 2021. “The Bake Sale” is an audio documentary about the rise in bake sales as a response to recent civil rights violations and police brutality across the United States. To listen to

Gimme the Beat!

Living Blues #273 is the third in the history of LB that is dedicated to drummers—looking at the important roles played by blues drummers, including the first two female drummers ever covered by the magazine. The ten artists anchor the backbeat of the genre. Artists featured include Rodd Bland, Jamiesa Turner, Joe “Iceman” Williams, Greg Gordon,

Natasha Trethewey to give inaugural Ann Abadie Lecture July 18

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference have joined together to create a lasting tribute to one of the founders of the Faulkner Conference. The new Ann Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies will take place annually at the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference as a tribute to Ann Abadie,

Simone Delerme receives one of six Achieving Equity Grants

The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff, and students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements in community and campus

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi,

Ralph Eubanks Receives Harvard Radcliffe Honor

UM professor and author plans to use fellowship to write a book examining the Delta Walking your dog can be a routine event, or it could be the exact time someone calls your cellphone from a prestigious university sharing the exciting news that you’ve been named a 2021 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. W.

Twice as Nice: Martha Grace Mize is first person to earn dual master’s degrees in Southern Studies and anthropology

If earning a graduate degree seems like a daunting task, imagine obtaining two at once. Martha Grace Mize accomplished this, and will be the first person to earn dual master’s degrees in Southern Studies and anthropology from the University of Mississippi. “I think the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of