The Mississippi Humanities Council is delighted to announce recipients for its 2014 Public Humanities Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions by Mississippians to the study and understanding of the humanities. These recipients will be honored at a public ceremony and banquet Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson.
A number of gracious foundations and businesses provide essential support for the conference, and our collegial departments at UM provide important resources and assistance.
Sponsors include the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Journalism, John Davis Williams Library, African American Studies Program, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, John and Renée Grisham Visiting Writers Fund, Barksdale Reading Institute, Sarah Isom Center for Women, School of Education, Junior Auxiliary of Oxford, Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library, Lafayette County Literacy Council, Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance, the Southern Literary Trail, and Square Books.
Past conferences have been funded by the following generous organizations: the University of Mississippi, the R&B Feder Foundation for the Beaux Arts, and grants from the Mississippi Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow.
Recipients of the 2013 Humanities Teacher Awards, which pay tribute to outstanding faculty in traditional humanities fields, will also be honored at the banquet. Felice Coles, professor of modern languages at the University of Mississippi, will receive the award.
The Council invites all Mississippians to join them at their 2014 Public Humanities Awards Banquet February 28 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. A silent auction featuring Mississippi Miscellany will proceed the banquet at 6 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Mississippi Humanities Council Public Humanities Awards ceremony and banquet are $45 each or $340 for a table of eight and may be purchased by sending a check to the Mississippi Humanities Council, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Room 317, Jackson, MS 39211.
Information about the awards and the banquet is available at www.mshumanities.org and 601-432-6752.