We’ll feature an occasional post by our Southern Studies grad students. First up, Sophie Hay, who comes to us from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. She’s a first year in the Southern Studies Master’s program. Her research interests include the civil rights movement, gender, and African American literature. Thinking of applying to Graduate… Read More >
The Gammill Gallery in Barnard Observatory has a new exhibit of photographs by Pableaux Johnson. The gallery, which hosts about four exhibits of documentary photography each year, is free and open to the public 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday. Pableaux Johnson is a writer and photographer based in New Orleans. His work has appeared regularly… Read More >
This article, by Dr. Jodi Skipper, originally appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of the Southern Register. Check out our archive of past Registers for more. Interpreting the Enslaved: The Behind the Big House Program in Holly Springs, Mississippi For the past two years, Southern Studies students have helped to fill gaps in Mississippi interpretations… Read More >
All this week the Southern Foodways Alliance blog will present oral histories from a new project on Houston, Texas. Amy C. Evans, in her last marvelous act as SFA Senior Oral Historian, looked at how Asian restaurants were redefining Houston foodways. Check out the the project page. Like all SFA oral history projects, the interviews… Read More >
The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi, a documentary directed by Matthew Graves for the University of Mississippi’s Southern Documentary Project (SouthDocs), chronicles the life and career of Mississippi’s 57th Governor William Winter and his fight to pass the 1982 Education Reform Bill. Broadcast Premiere October 2 Mississippi Public Broadcasting will air the premiere statewide broadcast… Read More >
Beginning this Thursday, September 25, the Southern Foodways Alliance and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation will host a graduate student conference at the University of Mississippi to study inclusion and exclusion in American foodways. Here’s how the SFA and Winter Institute describe the mission of the conference, which will bring grad students from… Read More >
We kicked off this year’s Music of the South Concert Series earlier this week with a performance by the band Feufollet. Here, a story from the Southern Register about Ron and Becky Feder and their family, long-time supporters of the Center and its efforts to study music. This article originally appeared in the Spring 2014… Read More >
Southern Documentary Project producer Rex Jones is merging a love of nature and storytelling with his latest film about the longleaf pine ecosystem. Jones, who specialized in natural resources media and nature videography while earning an MFA in science and natural-history filmmaking from Montana State University, hopes to incorporate both of his interests in this documentary.
This fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of History will welcome Jessica Wilkerson as a new assistant professor of history and Southern Studies. Wilkerson comes to the university from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed her doctoral work in the field of women’s and gender history.