Museum Exhibit Captures Faulkner’s Mythical Landscape on Film

Collection by French photographer opens with panel discussion March 5

OXFORD, Miss. – Photographs depicting the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, shot in the 1960s by former University of Mississippi faculty member Alain Desvergnes, will be on display beginning Tuesday (March 5) at the University Museum. “The University of Mississippi Museum is exceptionally pleased to present the Yoknapatawpha photographs of French photographer Alain Desvergnes, and to welcomeRead the story …

Barksdale Award Winners Named

Two Ole Miss students head to Scotland this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi students have been selected to travel to Scotland this summer to pursue their dreams. Neal McMillin of Madison and Hunter Nicholson of Brandon, both juniors in the UM Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, are the 2013 winners of the Barksdale Awards. The $5,000 award supports creative, courageous projectsRead the story …

Lineup for 20th Oxford Conference for the Book Announced

Event targets variety of audiences with free sessions that are open to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – The Oxford Conference for the Book, held at the University of Mississippi, will celebrate its 20th year on March 21-23. “Oxford is a town of book lovers, but one with several distinct audiences: the academic community at the university, those interested in literary fiction, a vibrant group interested in writing for childrenRead the story …

Travel and Leisure: The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture

The university’s intellectual spin-off is evident everywhere in the community. Films, lecture series, and symposia underwritten by the CSSC draw a diverse crowd of academics and enthusiasts. Read the story  

New Food Professorship Gets Support From Atlanta Couple

Donation will help endow professorship in expanding academic area

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristie and Charles Abney of Atlanta have made a major gift to the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, to help meet the goal of endowing a professorship in the growing academic study of foodways. “We made the gift because weRead the story …

Washington Post: Joe York says barbecue boils down to hard work

When he attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi, Joe York, 35, had no idea he was about to become a documentarian of living anthropology. Read the story

CNN Eatocracy: The Southern Foodways Symposium kicks off

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Music of the South Concert Series Kicks Off in October

Caroline Herring performs Oct. 3; Randall Bramblett set for Nov. 13 OXFORD, Miss. – A new concert series highlighting intimate evenings with Southern performers begins Wednesday (Oct. 3) with singer-songwriter Caroline Herring, a native Mississippian and 1998 University of Mississippi alumna. In a partnership between the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and theRead the story …

Rabbinic Scholar W. David Nelson to Discuss ‘Race, Religion and the Realities of Reading the Bible’

OXFORD, Miss. – W. David Nelson, a noted scholar of rabbinic literature and the Hebrew Bible at Groton School in Massachusetts, will discuss how the Bible has been used out of context in the past to promote racist ideologies during a Thursday (Sept. 6) public lecture at the University of Mississippi. Nelson’s lecture, “Say Again!:Read the story …

School’s Not Out for Summer: Teachers Learn About Race and Ethnicity

OXFORD, Miss. – Teachers were the ones “getting schooled” this week at the University of Mississippi, learning about religion, urban problems and racial interactions. “Race and Ethnicity in the Modern South,” a one-week seminar for teachers hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, or GLI, was conducted at the UM Center for theRead the story …