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Updated SouthTalks Registration

We’ve had technical difficulties, so please re-register for our SouthTalks. Visit https://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/events/southtalks/ for updated registration information. Go here for the updated registration link for today’s SouthTalk at noon with Daphne Chamberlain, who will highlight the role of children as leaders and participants in the Mississippi civil rights movement between 1946 and 1965. This presentation also

Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Sessions go live for 27th event beginning March 8 Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks before the event. This year won’t exactly

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award nominees announced

  There are many familiar names on the list of 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award nominees, including four with connections to Southern Studies. Brian Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies, for his non-fiction book “I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life“ Andrea Morales, producer/director

February SouthTalks

The SouthTalks for February cover a wide range of topics, including the migrations of the American South, football protests, poetry, and youth activism. All are free and open to the public, with registration links below. At noon Feb. 10, historian Edward L. Ayers discusses “Southern Journey: The Migrations of the American South, 1790-2020.” Ayers narrates

SouthTalks return for Spring

Community activism is the highlight of the series  Community activism is once again the focus of the SouthTalks series presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. All SouthTalks events, which include lectures, performances, film screenings and panel discussions exploring the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies, will be

Two Virtual Open Houses planned for January 2021

Two Southern Studies virtual open houses are planned for this month. The first option is Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. CST and the second option is Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. CST. Both events are opportunities for people to ask questions and learn more about the graduate programs at the Center for the

Brian Foster Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Foster enjoys designing courses to challenge and engage students Brian Foster is enjoying quite a successful conclusion to a wild ride of a year: the University of North Carolina published his book, he learned he would be co-editor of a prestigious sociology journal, and earned the honor of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. Foster, assistant professor