Latest Living Blues profiles ‘Kingfish’

 Living Blues #268 (September/October) continues our 50th anniversary celebration with a deep dive into the Mississippi Delta blues scene of today. Cover artist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, at age 21, may be the most exciting artist in the blues right now. We profile another 24 Delta blues artists with a broad sweep across styles and instruments.

Thacker Mountain Radio celebrates 50 Years of Living Blues magazine

    Written by Martha Grace Mize Event Details When: Saturday, Sept. 12, broadcast at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and 9 p.m. on Alabama Public Radio; rebroadcast Thursday, Sept. 17 on local station WUMS 92.1 Author: Diane Williams, author of “The Life and Legacy of B.B. King: A Mississippi Blues Icon” Guest Musicians: John Wilkins

SouthTalks Events Go Virtual

Speakers include Jelani Cobb, Carol Anderson, and Jacqueline Olive Register here to receive the free link for any Q&A Like everything else this fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s SouthTalks are different than normal due to COVID-19. This semester, all the events are online, so although they won’t take place in Barnard Observatory,

CSSC/SFA Joint Statement

September 1, 2020 On July 6, the director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture (CSSC) and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi (UM) released a statement in response to specific and concerning critiques of the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) and its director, John T. Edge.

Jodi Skipper receives Diversity Innovator Award

Inaugural class recognized for commitment to equity in the community, classroom and research Written By JB Clark The inaugural class of University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award recipients are professors who have found ways to not only serve their communities, but also strive to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into their teaching and research,

Living Blues continues 50th anniversary celebration

Living Blues #267 (July/August 2020) continues our 50th Anniversary Celebration. South Dallas bluesman Tutu Jones burst onto the scene as a hot, fresh young guitarist in the 1990s. Things didn’t necessarily work out as planned over the next two decades, but Jones has never given up. A little older and a lot wiser, now he

Elliot Grime Explores the Cultural Landscape of Mississippi

Celebrating our latest Southern Studies thesis defender Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary As an international graduate student, Elliot Grime wanted to learn about the culture of the South and better understand the region. For the past two years, he has taken documentary courses enabling him to get first-hand experience interacting with people, places, and the

Pandemic Views of North Mississippi

A virtual exhibit of a collection of photographs by students enrolled in Southern Studies Documentary Fieldwork (SST 534) class at the University of Mississippi. Students in the class, taught by David Wharton, were Annemarie Anderson, Eli Buguey, Parker Galloway, and Shea Stewart. Local Life, Interrupted: Pandemic Views of Northern Mississippi from UM Southern Studies on

Center partners with Walter Anderson Museum of Art on digital humanities project

Zaire Love named Curatorial Fellow in the Humanities at Walter Anderson Museum of Art The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) announces Southern Art/Wider World, a digital humanities project made possible by a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional support from the Mississippi Humanities Council. Southern Art/Wider World empowers dialogue about