Schedule for Forum on Race and Ethnicity

 3rd Annual UM Faculty and Graduate Student Forum on Race and Ethnicity Monday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Inn at Ole Miss (Ballroom) *If you would like to join us for breakfast and/or lunch please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 16. Breakfast (9:30-10 a.m.) Welcome/Panel 1 (10-11 a.m.) Moderator: Simone Delerme, McMullan Associate

Spring SouthTalks begin Feb. 6

Yaphel Smith wears a jacket with a yellow flower in the lapel

The SouthTalks series continues the “Creativity in the South” programming focus this spring at the University of Mississippi, with lectures, performances and film screenings examining the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies. The series is sponsored by the university’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. All events are free and open to the public and,

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

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

Making History: Ted Ownby to Retire After 35 Years

Ted Ownby on steps of Barnard Observatory

After 35 years as a member of the University of Mississippi faculty, including 11 years as director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, history and Southern Studies professor Ted Ownby is preparing to retire at the end of June. During his time as a scholar, researcher and director at the center, it

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

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

Forum Examines Issues of Race and Ethnicity

Interdisciplinary Feb. 27 event to facilitate discussion among faculty, graduate students University of Mississippi faculty and graduate students will share their research on race and ethnicity in a Feb. 27 forum. This event begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and the first panel will begin at 9 a.m. in the Butler Auditorium of the Triplett

SouthTalks series begins Jan. 25 with Michael Fagans

A black and white photo of Edmund Clark standing in a field in the Mississippi Delta

The programming focus at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture for the 2022-23 academic year is “Race in the Classroom,” and the spring SouthTalks lectures follow that theme. Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and access have played out

Eubanks Honored in Governor’s Arts Awards

A University of Mississippi professor and a professor emerita will be honored for their literary and community work next month when they receive the Mississippi Arts Commission’s 35th annual Governor’s Arts Awards. The commission is awarding Ann Fisher-Wirth, retired UM English professor, the 2023 Excellence in Literature and Poetry Award, and Ralph Eubanks, Black Power