Oxford Conference for the Book canceled

The Oxford Conference for the Book will not take place on April 1-3, 2020 due to concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The conference is the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “We are disappointed that we had to cancel the conference, but the health… Read More >

Ensemble explores New Orleans jazz history through contemporary composition and improvisation

Skrontch Music to perform March 4 Written By Randolph Mikell A dance step popularized by Duke Ellington provides modern day inspiration for New Orleans jazz ensemble Skrontch Music. The 10-piece group, made up of the Crescent City’s top performers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi… Read More >

Looking ahead to the Future of the South

Movement and Migration SouthTalks begin Feb. 20 Although the year 2020 seems futuristic in and of itself, faculty at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are looking beyond the present with a scholarly eye to the next 20 years and more. The Future of the South initiative focuses on the contemporary region and… Read More >

5 upcoming SouthTalks focus on movement and migration

Five upcoming SouthTalks are part of the movement and migration series. All take place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. “We have designed the Center’s Future of the South Initiative to spotlight contemporary issues, but ones that have both deep roots in the region and the power to shape what life will be like… Read More >

Living Blues begins 50th celebration

Living Blues #265 (February/March) begins the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Living Blues. Eighty-eight-year-old Leon Blue has had a remarkable, though mostly under the radar, musical career. Through run-ins with Bob Wills, recording with Lowell Fulson, and touring with Ike Turner and Albert Collins, Blue has seen it all. Chicago club stalwart Smilin’ Bobby… Read More >

Spring SouthTalks Begin Jan. 29

Series includes broad range of topics, including series on Southern population shifts OXFORD, Miss. – The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, is offering a wide variety of events this spring, including five lectures focused on movement and migration in the South. SouthTalks explore… Read More >

Researchers sought for Study the South fellowship

Scholars researching the South now have an opportunity for funded research in the collections of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the J. D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. The Study the South research fellowship, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of Archives and… Read More >

Study the South essay examines Whitney Plantation

In the latest Study of the South essay, Sarah Payne looks at how recent representations of slavery have provoked discussions about who should represent black pain and oppression and what purpose such representations serve. The tour of Whitney Plantation, which opened in 2014 in Wallace, Louisiana, stands out as the only plantation tour in the… Read More >