Summer Sunset Series includes Southern Studies alumni showcase

An Afternoon with Ted Ownby Sunday June 11. Lecture at 3, picnic at 4, concert at 6

Each Sunday in June, members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University family can gather on the Grove for a night of music and culture as the annual Summer Sunset Series returns to the University of Mississippi. The free concert series will kick off at 6 p.m. June 4, and each Sunday includes blues, Southern rock and vintage indie

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

U.S. Poet Laureate Slated as UM Baine Lecturer

Ada Limon with hands on a table

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón is set to deliver this year’s Baine Lecture at the University of Mississippi. Limón will discuss “What Poetry Can Do” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Fulton Chapel. Free and open to the public, the event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for the

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

University to Honor James Meredith’s Legacy

Photo of James Meredith

Sixty years after civil rights activist James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests will gather in his honor to commemorate the anniversary of that defining moment in the university’s history. Meredith, who became the first African American student to enroll at UM on Oct. 1, 1962, will take the

Two events set for Sept. 27 will explore civil rights history

Meredith & the Media: The Legacy of a Riot The Overby Center will host Meredith and the Media: The Legacy of a Riot Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m., featuring Dr. Kathleen Wickham, Curtis Wilkie and Sidna Brower, the Daily Mississippian editor in 1962. Journalist Jesse Holland will moderate. Copies of the commemorative book “James

Historian to Discuss Work on Slavery and Race in America

Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry visiting UM for annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History Historian Daina Ramey Berry has researched case studies from contemporary educators and various university faculty on what it means to teach the truth about slavery and the value of learning about race and slavery. She will discuss her findings at 6 p.m. Tuesday

Fall SouthTalks Explore Theme of Race in the Classroom

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 – nowhere to greater effect than at the University of Mississippi, which marks the 60th anniversary of its integration this fall. With that in mind, programming for 2022-23 academic year

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

Anthropologist Sheds Light on Politics of Migrant Life and Death

Jason De León brings work of Undocumented Migration Project to campus for Sept. 30 discussion Jason De León will share his experiences as executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a nonprofit research-art-education-media collective, in a Thursday (Sept. 30) lecture at the University of Mississippi. “The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of