Plans for the Future of the SFA

July 6, 2020 The past few days have brought rising criticism of the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) that questions past action, its current state, and its future direction.  We take those concerns very seriously.  In the coming days, we will be assembling a planning committee that will include faculty and staff of the Center for

Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award

Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award Ted Ownby plans to teach and conduct research at the University of Southern Denmark After Ted Ownby stepped down as the director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in 2019, he wanted to do something different, so he decided to apply

Tyler Keith earns M.F.A. degree

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary As a musician, Tyler Keith’s love of music was bound to be a part of his graduate studies. During his time in the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Expression program, he looked at the intersection of gospel and blues in the North Mississippi Hill Country and how locality is

Letter of Support for Colleagues’ Statement on Monument Relocation

Letter of Support for Colleagues’ Statement on Monument Relocation The Center for the Study of Southern Culture lends its full support to the statement by U.S. historians in the University of Mississippi’s Department of History, reproduced below. Further, we support the statement by our English Department colleagues, “‘There Is No Excuse’: University of Mississippi Faculty

Southern Register: MIAL awards

  Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Announces Winners This year the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) honored several artists, musicians, and writers with connections to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, including Ann Abadie, Jimmy Cajoleas, Will Jacks, and Susan Bauer Lee. Abadie won the 2020 Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.

Southern Register: SouthDocs Filmmaker Releases Documentary About Hurricane Camille

SouthDocs Filmmaker Releases Documentary about Hurricane camille Rex Jones, who has been a documentary filmmaker with the Southern Documentary Project since 2011, produced his most recent film, Camille: The Original Monster Storm, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Camille and its impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jones, a native of Hickory, Mississippi, with

This Moment in America: A Southern Studies Resource List

This Moment in America: A Southern Studies Resource List On Friday, June 5, the Center published a letter to former, current, and incoming students, in the aftermath of the recent injustices resulting in the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. In the letter we asked our students to “think seriously about ways