Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bill Perry holds his hands up around a microphone.

The June 12 show features the Bill Perry Quintet, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Living Blues magazine   The annual Summer Sunset Series returns to the Grove stage at the University of Mississippi with a series of four Sunday evening concerts in June. Summer Sunset Series is a free community

Ralph Eubanks honored for Reflecting Mississippi

Ralph Eubanks

Ralph Eubanks claims he is a nonfiction writer because he is bad at making things up, but his gentle grace in describing the beauty and pain of the landscape of Mississippi needs no fictionalization. The Mississippi Humanities Council has lauded Eubanks, visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi and writer-in-residence

Congrats May Graduates

We are so proud of of our May graduates! Congratulations on all of your hard work. Daisy Bruce of Troy, Alabama is graduating with a double major in Southern Studies and Political Science with Cum Laude honors. Danielle Buckingham  of Louisville, Mississippi is graduating with an M.A. in Southern Studies. Her thesis “Good Love is

Journey to Commencement: Mattie Ford

Mattie Ford smiles as she throws the pages of her thesis in the air outside of the Honors College.

For Mattie Ford, a Tennessee native, using her hands to climb rock walls, dig vegetables & write intricate papers were all a way to grow both academically & professionally at UM’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Read about her Journey-  

Imani Perry lecture rescheduled online for April 12

Imani Perry will give her rescheduled Oxford Conference for the Book/Future of the South Lecture “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon Line to Understand the Soul of A Nation” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. During this virtual event, she will give a 45-minute lecture, and Castel Sweet, director of the Center

Mississippi Day set for Saturday, April 9

Saturday, April 9, 2022 The Circle 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mississippi Day is an outdoor “open house” where visitors will enjoy a variety of hands-on learning activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, and opportunities to engage with our many academic departments. Members of the public, families, alumni, UM students, faculty and staff, and prospective students and their

Giving Day Starts Today

Act now to build a better tomorrow for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Ole Miss Giving Day starts this morning. Today and tomorrow, our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and even students will give to strengthen the Center and the entire university – forever. We invite you to join the celebration! Visit the

Wednesday Book Conference events canceled

As a result of the severe storms expected in the Oxford area this evening, the University of Mississippi will close at noon today. Unfortunately, this means that Imani Perry’s lecture at 6:30 p.m. and the opening night party at 7:30 p.m. are canceled. The conference will resume as scheduled Thursday, March 31 beginning at 9:30