Virtual Open House set for Jan. 19

Virtual open house January 19 at 4 p.m.

Interested in learning about the Southern Studies graduate programs?  Register for the January 19 virtual open house using the link below. We can answer all of your questions. January 19 at 4 p.m. CST:  

Undergraduate Application Deadline Jan. 10

The application deadline for undergraduate admission to Southern Studies is Jan. 10, 2024. Southern Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines required cultural studies courses on the American and global South with courses from multiple disciplines including history, literature, sociology, anthropology, music, political science, journalism, and documentary studies. Students in the program take introductory classes

University to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

The University of Mississippi will observe 175 years of service to the state and the nation with a celebration at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in front of the historic Lyceum. When Mississippi’s flagship university opened its doors on Nov. 6, 1848, with four faculty members and 80 students, it was poised to be the state’s

Diunna Greenleaf sings the blues

Diunna Greenleaf sings the blues

Living Blues #287 features Houston singer Diunna Greenleaf. Greenleaf grew up immersed in gospel music. Encouraged by the likes of Katie Webster and Teddy Reynolds, she began to sing the blues. Now, with more than 25 years in the blues, Greenleaf has become one of its strongest voices. Danva Johnson is the son of James

November SouthTalks start this week

American Landscapes book jacket

The SouthTalks fall season is winding down, but here are all the SouthTalks for the remainder of the semester: At noon Nov. 1, William Dunlap and W. Ralph Eubanks present “Southern Light, Southern Landscape” in the Speaker’s Gallery of the University Museum. They plan to discuss the connection between the landscape of the American South

Free “Desperation Road” screening set for Oct. 13

Desperation Road screening 10/13

Join author Michael Farris Smith at the Powerhouse in Oxford for an evening of cinema featuring the film adaptation of his book “Desperation Road.” Smith’s novel was named Indie Next, honored on numerous Best Books lists, and will be his second feature-film adaptation but the first to release. The Southern noir thriller is set in

Historian Focuses on Lives of Black Americans During Reconstruction

Kidada Williams

Kidada Williams gives annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture Many Americans learn in school that Reconstruction failed, but few can accurately identify who failed to do what and why. In the annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History, historian and author Kidada E. Williams answers those questions in “The Devil Was Turned Loose: African Americans in the War Against Reconstruction.”

Honor Ted Ownby’s Contributions by Supporting Center Students

Ted Ownby on steps of Barnard Observatory

Retired University of Mississippi history and Southern Studies professor Ted Ownby often talks of his fondness for former students, and now those students can make history by providing for future scholars through the Ted Ownby Initiative to Support Graduate Education. By establishing the Ted Ownby Initiative to Support Graduate Education, graduate students in the years