Deborah Gray White to give virtual lecture Sept. 21

The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In

“Voices of Mississippi” set for Sept. 14

The world premiere of “Voices of Mississippi,” a multimedia production chronicling some of Mississippi’s most iconic people and art, will kick off the 2021-22 performance season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. The multimedia event, set for Sept. 14, celebrates the people and art of the

Natasha Trethewey to give inaugural Ann Abadie Lecture July 18

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference have joined together to create a lasting tribute to one of the founders of the Faulkner Conference. The new Ann Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies will take place annually at the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference as a tribute to Ann Abadie,

Oxford Conference for the Book goes virtual this week

The Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, goes virtual this week. Five sessions are available to watch anytime here, with accompanying live Square Books events, including: Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. CST: A Live Square Books event on Zoom

Brian Foster to Give UM Humanities Lecture March 8

Brian Foster, who was named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture next week. Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies, is planning his Humanities Council lecture “I Don’t Like the Blues: A Lesson on Listening,” virtually at 4 p.m. March 8. To register for the

Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Sessions go live for 27th event beginning March 8 Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks before the event. This year won’t exactly

February SouthTalks

The SouthTalks for February cover a wide range of topics, including the migrations of the American South, football protests, poetry, and youth activism. All are free and open to the public, with registration links below. At noon Feb. 10, historian Edward L. Ayers discusses “Southern Journey: The Migrations of the American South, 1790-2020.” Ayers narrates

SouthTalks return for Spring

Community activism is the highlight of the series  Community activism is once again the focus of the SouthTalks series presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. All SouthTalks events, which include lectures, performances, film screenings and panel discussions exploring the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies, will be

Jelani Cobb to give virtual SouthTalks lecture

Freedom, race and justice will be discussed  Oct 19 OXFORD, Miss. – Journalist and educator Jelani Cobb frequently writes about race, politics, history and culture, and will share his views on the enormous complexity of those topics in a virtual SouthTalks lecture “The Half-Life of Freedom, Race and Justice in America Today.” Set for 5

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Focus on Voter Suppression

Historian and author Carol Anderson set to speak Oct. 13 OXFORD – With the presidential election only weeks away, voting and how to do so are on the minds of many Americans. A historian who studies public policy with regards to race, justice and equality will join the University of Mississippi community for a discussion