Spring SouthTalks Continue ‘Mississippi Voices’ Theme

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First lecture set for Jan. 26; schedule includes both virtual and in-person events The spring SouthTalks Series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, continues the focus on “Mississippi Voices.” This theme finds connections to other places, problems and people that solidify the global interconnectedness made undeniable by the pandemic.

Dara Cooper to receive SFA’s John Egerton Prize

Join the Southern Foodways Alliance for a virtual event with the Southern Festival of Books Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. CT, when they present the 2021 John Egerton Prize to Dara Cooper, national organizer with the National Black Food & Justice Alliance. Dara will be in conversation with poet Jasmine Mans, and the event

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

SouthTalks Events Go Virtual

Speakers include Jelani Cobb, Carol Anderson, and Jacqueline Olive Register here to receive the free link for any Q&A Like everything else this fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s SouthTalks are different than normal due to COVID-19. This semester, all the events are online, so although they won’t take place in Barnard Observatory,

Center partners with Walter Anderson Museum of Art on digital humanities project

Zaire Love named Curatorial Fellow in the Humanities at Walter Anderson Museum of Art The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) announces Southern Art/Wider World, a digital humanities project made possible by a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional support from the Mississippi Humanities Council. Southern Art/Wider World empowers dialogue about

Alumni Zoom set for 6 p.m. Friday, May 8

A Southern Studies alumna from the class of 2011 had a grand idea to have the first Southern Studies Zoom-union. All past Southern Studies graduates with a B.A., M.A., or M.F.A. are invited along with former staff, faculty, and affiliated faculty. This virtual gathering will provide an opportunity to reconnect with classmates and professors and

Spring SouthTalks Begin Jan. 29

Series includes broad range of topics, including series on Southern population shifts OXFORD, Miss. – The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, is offering a wide variety of events this spring, including five lectures focused on movement and migration in the South. SouthTalks explore