College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

2015 Faculty Grants—Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Walton, R., primary investigator

2015 Oxford Conference for the Book

Sponsor: Mississippi Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts
Award Amount: $4,500.00

The Oxford Conference on the Book was established in 1993 to celebrate books, writing, and reading, and also deal with practical concerns on which the literary arts and the humanities depend. The conference convenes fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, bloggers, teachers, students, and literary advocates for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and social events celebrating the written word.

Thomas, J., primary investigator

22nd Oxford Conference for the Book

Sponsor: Mississippi Humanities Council/National Endowment for the Humanities
Award Amount: $3,500.00

The Oxford Conference on the Book was established in 1993 to celebrate books, writing, and reading, and also deal with practical concerns on which the literary arts and the humanities depend. The conference convenes fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, bloggers, teachers, students, and literary advocates for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and social events celebrating the written word.

Walton, R., primary investigator

2015 Porter Fortune, Jr. Symposium

Sponsor: Mississippi Humanities Council
Award Amount: $2,000.00

The 2015 Porter Fortune, Jr. Symposium will explore southern religious history, bringing leading scholars in the fields of history, religious studies, African American studies, and American studies to Oxford, where they will participate in panel discussions, paper presentations, and lectures along with history and Southern Studies faculty at UM. Topis will range from religion and civil culture and creativity to globalization, civil rights, religion and sports, and religion and print.