Dara Cooper to receive SFA’s John Egerton Prize

Join the Southern Foodways Alliance for a virtual event with the Southern Festival of Books Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. CT, when they present the 2021 John Egerton Prize to Dara Cooper, national organizer with the National Black Food & Justice Alliance. Dara will be in conversation with poet Jasmine Mans, and the event

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

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

A (Race and) Mississippi Reading List

A (RACE AND) MISSISSIPPI READING LIST Curated by Dr. B. Brian Foster GULF COAST (COASTAL MISSISSIPPI, INCLUDING BILOXI AND HATTIESBURG) • Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White by William Sturkey • Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward • Fiction: Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward • Fiction: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Letter of Support for Colleagues’ Statement on Monument Relocation

Letter of Support for Colleagues’ Statement on Monument Relocation The Center for the Study of Southern Culture lends its full support to the statement by U.S. historians in the University of Mississippi’s Department of History, reproduced below. Further, we support the statement by our English Department colleagues, “‘There Is No Excuse’: University of Mississippi Faculty

This Moment in America: A Southern Studies Resource List

On Friday, June 5, the Center published a letter to former, current, and incoming students, in the aftermath of the recent injustices resulting in the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. In the letter we asked our students to “think seriously about ways in which [they] might become agents of change, using

This Moment in America: A Southern Studies Resource List

This Moment in America: A Southern Studies Resource List On Friday, June 5, the Center published a letter to former, current, and incoming students, in the aftermath of the recent injustices resulting in the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. In the letter we asked our students to “think seriously about ways

Three Southern Studies Faculty Celebrate Book Publications

Off Square Books event set for Jan. 22 OXFORD, Miss. – Three faculty members at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture are kicking off the spring semester with a celebration of their books’ publication. The event, set for 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at Off Square Books in Oxford, features Jessica