Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’

Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17 By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – The rights extended to people who reside in the United States and whether or not those people are considered citizens is an incredibly timely topic, and historian Martha S. Jones can connect lessons and information from… Read More >

Harker to discuss “The Lesbian South”

Jaime Harker’s Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, February 6 will be about her new book, The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon. Harker is a professor of English and the director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, where… Read More >

Black women in financial industry topic of Wednesday lecture

Shennette M. Garrett-Scott is an associate professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Her work as a historian of gender, race, and business focuses on black women in the financial industry. Her Wednesday, Jan. 30 talk at noon will be on her forthcoming book Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance… Read More >

Diverse Slate of Spring Brown Bag Lectures Begins Today

Weekly sessions starting today cover topics from state politics and civil rights struggles to gay truckers and jazz Written by Rebecca Lauck Cleary The Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture continues this spring with topics ranging from Brazilian dance to gay truck… Read More >

Richman considers photography and gender in today’s Brown Bag

For the Brown Bag Lecture at noon Nov. 7 in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory, Lisa Richman is interested in the ways images can reinforce, script, or challenge the national imaginary of who is a citizen. Historians and artists have examined the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) Photographic Collection as a broad… Read More >

Historian to lecture on “The Triumph of Abolitionism”

James Oakes to deliver Gilder-Jordan lecture Sept. 12 A leading historian of 19th century America speaks Sept. 12 at the University of Mississippi on “The Triumph of Abolitionism” as part of the Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History. James Oakes, distinguished professor and chair of humanities at the City University of New York, has an… Read More >

Gallery Exhibit Documents the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

On Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 pm in Barnard Observatory, journalist Emily Yellin and photographer Darius B. Williams will give a public talk on Striking Voices, their multimedia journalism project based on in-depth, video interviews with Memphis sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968, and their wives and children. Martin Luther King was in town standing up for their cause when he was killed in Memphis 50 years ago.