Summer Sunset Series includes Southern Studies alumni showcase

An Afternoon with Ted Ownby Sunday June 11. Lecture at 3, picnic at 4, concert at 6

Each Sunday in June, members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University family can gather on the Grove for a night of music and culture as the annual Summer Sunset Series returns to the University of Mississippi. The free concert series will kick off at 6 p.m. June 4, and each Sunday includes blues, Southern rock and vintage indie

Journey to Commencement: Sandip Rai

Sandip Rai at a podium

Sandip Rai’s creative journey brings stories to life on the screen. When Sandip Rai made a list of possible graduate schools, his factors included location, program courses, community and eligibility. After a Zoom meeting with staff at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Rai felt the support and hospitality win

Pride Parade set for Saturday, May 6

This week kicks off the 8th Annual Pride Week on the University of Mississippi’s campus. The celebration, which includes events across campus and Oxford, culminates with a Pride Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Southern Studies will have a table at Pride on the Plaza, the destination for the parade. Pride on the Plaza

Atlanta blues artist Albert White featured in Living Blues

Living Blues #284 (May/June 2023) features bluesman Albert White, who is among the last of the great Atlanta blues artists. His 60-plus-year career, which he kicked off as a member of one of the city’s most popular 1960s blues bands, Dr. Feelgood and the Interns, has made White a local legend. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage

Rose Cailiff Scholarship now accepting applicants

Rose Cailiff Scholarship now accepting applicants

Rising Juniors! Apply for the $500 Rose Cailiff Scholarship in Southern Studies In order to apply for these scholarships, students must: *be a Southern Studies major;*have a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 in Southern Studies classes;*submit a 250-500 word essay in response to the following prompt: How has being a Southern Studies major affected your

Giving Day set for April 4-5

Giving Day is April 4-5, 2023

It’s Giving Day at the University of Mississippi! We hope you will consider making a gift to support the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The time is now to support one of the nation’s first interdisciplinary research centers dedicated to the South. Three partner institutes – the Southern Documentary Project, the Southern Foodways

Oxford Conference for the Book returns March 29-31

Oxford Conference for the Book March 29-31

Among literature enthusiasts, it’s no secret that Oxford has long been a magnet for writers. On March 29-31, their numbers will multiply as more than 30 of the nation’s leading and emerging authors, poets, scholars and artists gather for the annual Oxford Conference for the Book. Across the University of Mississippi campus and the city’s

Southern Documentary Project Director Earns Two Fellowships

Melanie Ho wears a brown sweater

Melanie Ho plans to use award to network with other emerging storytellers and hone skills Melanie Ho, producer-director at the Southern Documentary Project and an adjunct assistant professor in the University of Mississippi‘s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, has enjoyed many accolades the past few months. First, NeXtDoc, a national group of emerging

Oxford Film Festival screens Southern Studies films

Andrew Bryant holds a guitar

This year at the 20th annual Oxford Film Festival, which is held from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5, Southern Studies students and staff have films in many categories including music videos, documentary shorts and documentary. Named a Top 50 Film Festival worth the entry fee over several years by MovieMaker magazine, Oxford Film Festival

SouthTalks continue in the month of March

Continuing the programming focus for the March SouthTalks at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture is “Race in the Classroom.” Two events are planned for March 1. At noon in Barnard Observatory, join documentary editor Sarah Garrahan as she talks about strategies for editing documentary feature films, including working with a team, how