Mississippi Day set for Saturday, April 9

Saturday, April 9, 2022 The Circle 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mississippi Day is an outdoor “open house” where visitors will enjoy a variety of hands-on learning activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, and opportunities to engage with our many academic departments. Members of the public, families, alumni, UM students, faculty and staff, and prospective students and their

Giving Day Starts Today

Act now to build a better tomorrow for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Ole Miss Giving Day starts this morning. Today and tomorrow, our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and even students will give to strengthen the Center and the entire university – forever. We invite you to join the celebration! Visit the

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

Tastes Like Home: Alumnus Co-authors Book on South Carolina Food

Man standing holding okra in his hands.

Chef Kevin Mitchell hasn’t felt this kind of excitement since he held his finished master’s thesis at the University of Mississippi. After months of research, writing and editing – much of it during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – Mitchell finally got to see a finished copy of “Taste the State: South Carolina’s Signature Foods, Recipes,

Donoghue Collection Brings Legends of Blues to Life

A vinyl record on top of papers

Archives and Special Collections opens exhibition of memorabilia related to Sonny Boy Williamson Sonny Boy Williamson soap and incense, test pressings of Memphis Slim and Buddy Holly records, and a signed contract by B.B. King are only a few of the many items recently donated by the family of William “Bill” Donoghue to the J.D.