Feder Family Gift Supports Study of Southern Music

We kicked off this year’s Music of the South Concert Series earlier this week with a performance by the band Feufollet.  Here, a story from the Southern Register about Ron and Becky Feder and their family, long-time supporters of the Center and its efforts to study music. This article originally appeared in the Spring 2014… Read More >

Center Welcomes New Historian Jessica Wilkerson

This fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of History will welcome Jessica Wilkerson as a new assistant professor of history and Southern Studies. Wilkerson comes to the university from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed her doctoral work in the field of women’s and gender history.

Hamilton Wins Prize for Documentary Work

Hamilton’s thesis, “Bottling Hell: Myth-making, Cultural Identity, and the Datil Pepper of St. Augustine,” was the winner of the Ann Abadie Award for Documentary Media. The annual award goes to the Southern Studies student (undergraduate or graduate) with the best documentary film, photography project, audio recording, or website.

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference Begins Sunday

The Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference kicks off this Sunday on the University of Mississippi campus and in Oxford. This year’s theme is Faulkner and History.  For a full schedule with speakers, visit the conference website. The Sunday night opening event at 7:30pm will include the presentation of the Eudora Welty Award by Center Associate Director… Read More >