Date Set for Broadcast Premiere of The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi

Attention, Mississippians.  The broadcast premiere of the Southern Documentary Project’s The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi will be Thursday, October 2 at 8pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The film, made by Matthew Graves, tells the story of former Mississippi Governor William Winter’s career in politics with an emphasis on his hard-fought battle to reform education… Read More >

Grad Student Receives Summer Internship Grant

Lindsey Reynolds, a Southern Studies graduate student and Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance, received a grant from the Julian and Kathryn Wiener Endowment to fund her summer internship at Garden & Gun magazine in Charleston, South Carolina.

Fall Brown Bag Lectures Announced

We’re excited to announce the line-up for our fall Brown Bag Lectures.  Lectures are open to the public and take place each Wednesday at noon during the school year in Barnard Observatory. The first lecture of the semester will be Wednesday, September 3, and the last will be on November 19. If you’re on the UM… Read More >

August Issue of Living Blues on Newstands

The August issue of Living Blues magazine is available now.  The issue features a cover story on the state of the blues harp, highlighting the still-vibrant world of blues harmonica and profiling emerging harp players like Grady Champion, Russ Green, Omar Coleman, Bud Carson, Professor Harp, Orange Jefferson, Greg Izor, and more. The new issue… Read More >

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall to Give Gilder-Jordan Lecture September 24

The 2014 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History will take place on Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm in Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus. This year’s lecturer will be Jacquelyn Dowd Hall of the University of North Carolina, and she will present “How We Tell About the Civil Rights Movement and Why It… Read More >

Two New STUDY THE SOUTH Calls for Papers

The Center’s journal Study the South, launched in July 2014, has just issued two new calls for papers, one exploring the life and work of writer Margaret Walker, and another blues in the American South.  Each paper will coincide with a Center outreach event in the spring of 2015. Call for Papers: Margaret Walker See… Read More >

Meet the SFA’s Journal Gravy

Gravy is the Southern Foodways Alliance’s quarterly journal. It portrays the diverse food cultures of the changing American South through creative nonfiction, narrative journalism, oral history, poetry, short fiction, recipes, and photography. Each issue has a loose theme related to the SFA’s work, with topics like Appalachia and women at work.  The most recent issue… Read More >

Gammill Gallery Exhibit by Michael Ford Part of Faulkner Conference

Image of the Gammill Gallery, located in the Barnard Observatory

In collaboration with the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference currently underway, the Center’s Gammill Gallery is hosting a documentary photography exhibit by Michael Ford, entitled Homeplace. Ford will give a lecture on Wednesday, July 23 at 12:30pm in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory.  The lecture and exhibit, both in Barnard Observatory, are free and open to… Read More >