Tastes Like Home: Alumnus Co-authors Book on South Carolina Food

Man standing holding okra in his hands.

Chef Kevin Mitchell hasn’t felt this kind of excitement since he held his finished master’s thesis at the University of Mississippi. After months of research, writing and editing – much of it during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – Mitchell finally got to see a finished copy of “Taste the State: South Carolina’s Signature Foods, Recipes,

UM, Ecru Partners Working to Tell Story of M.B. Mayfield

Archival partnership helps shine light on one of university’s first Black students, acclaimed folk artist Tucked away in a broom closet within a University of Mississippi classroom, M.B. Mayfield earned a fine arts education in the 1950s the only way he could at the time. A folk artist, the Ecru native was not able to

Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award

Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award Ted Ownby plans to teach and conduct research at the University of Southern Denmark After Ted Ownby stepped down as the director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in 2019, he wanted to do something different, so he decided to apply

Southern Register: MIAL awards

  Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Announces Winners This year the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) honored several artists, musicians, and writers with connections to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, including Ann Abadie, Jimmy Cajoleas, Will Jacks, and Susan Bauer Lee. Abadie won the 2020 Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.

Southern Register: SouthDocs Filmmaker Releases Documentary About Hurricane Camille

SouthDocs Filmmaker Releases Documentary about Hurricane camille Rex Jones, who has been a documentary filmmaker with the Southern Documentary Project since 2011, produced his most recent film, Camille: The Original Monster Storm, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Camille and its impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jones, a native of Hickory, Mississippi, with

Southern Register: Study the South Publishes New Essay

Study the South Publishes New Essay on the Economic South In this essay, “More Pricks Than Kicks: The Southern Economy in the Long Twentieth Century,” Peter A. Coclanis traces the evolution of the southern economy over the “long twentieth century,” which in his view began around 1865 and is not yet over. During this lengthy

Southern Register: Class of 2020

  Southern Studies Students Earn Degrees and Awards Despite the strange way the semester ended, Southern Studies students worked hard, even through a pandemic. May 9 was the official graduation date for three undergraduate majors and five graduate students, who either earned their MA or MFA degrees. Several of those students also earned Southern Studies

Southern Register: Director’s Column

Editor’s Note: As a result of the disruption and cancellation of Center events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring and summer, we have chosen to move the Southern Register to online publication for this Spring-Summer 2020 issue. We’ll return to our usual print publication this upcoming fall, but until then we’ll publish weekly stories