Symposium Focusing on Reconstruction Era in Holly Springs Opens Friday

Events features panel discussions and graveside ceremony

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty have partnered with several statewide organizations to present “Voices of Reconstruction,” a two-day event kicking off Friday (Nov. 1) and centering on the Reconstruction Era in Holly Springs. A full schedule of events is listed below: Friday (Nov. 1) Panel Discussion: “Ecology and Reconstruction: Race and Land UseRead the story …

Captivating Classes

UM offers dynamic assortment of niche writing courses

OXFORD, Miss. – Somewhat hidden in the vast University of Mississippi undergraduate catalog is Liberal Arts 102, a course offering stylized freshman composition courses with off-the-beaten-path topics. From graphic novels and horror films to political history and the fundamentals of rhetoric, the classes fulfill the second half of the university’s general education composition requirement. InstructorsRead the story …

Gift Helps Provide a Welcome Table

Fellowship fund furthers foodways research for UM graduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – The work of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi sets a welcome table where all may gather to consider the history and future of the South with respect and reconciliation. The work pursued by the SFA, a member-supported organization housed in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture,Read the story …

Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’

Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi senior who interned at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, for two months, being immersed in what’sRead the story …

Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration

Albert Woodfox, one of the 'Angola Three,' to deliver opening keynote for interdisciplinary symposium

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 2.2 million people are imprisoned in the United States, a higher rate of incarceration than anywhere else in the industrialized world. On a state level, Mississippi is surpassed only by Oklahoma and Louisiana in the number of people it imprisons per capita, but organizers of an international conference at theRead the story …

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’

Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17

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 the past that shed light on the current landscape. Jones, the Society of Black Alumni PresidentialRead the story …

Change to Southern Studies Curriculum Offers New Opportunities

Major requirements adjusted and 100-level courses restructured in overhaul

OXFORD, Miss. – For ordinary University of Mississippi students considering a major that will make them extraordinary, Southern studies could be the one to help them stand out. Southern studies seeks to investigate, interpret and document the American South in all its complexity by examining topics such as the historical meaning of being a SouthernerRead the story …

SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies

Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4

OXFORD, Miss. – The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, kicks off Sept. 4 with a fall lineup that showcases the work of professors, alumni and documentarians in various fields. SouthTalks explore the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies and includes lectures, performances, film screeningsRead the story …

News You Can Use: What Is Southern, Y’all?

UM's William F. Winter Professor of History shares traditions, trends in region's culture

OXFORD, Miss. – Whether it’s using the phrase “y’all,” showing regional hospitality or preparing and enjoying specialty foods and beverages, most Mississippians think they know what it means to be a Southerner. But according to a University of Mississippi expert on the subject, there’s more to truly being “from the South” than living below theRead the story …

Supporting Thought-Provoking Art

21c Museum Hotel gift helps feature works at Southern Foodways Alliance events

OXFORD, Miss. – When giving a dinner party, the host often installs a centerpiece that ties together the theme of the evening. Thanks to a gift from the 21c Museum Hotels, the Southern Foodways Alliance will continue to showcase contemporary artists as the centerpiece of its annual fall symposium. Founded by Laura Lee Brown andRead the story …