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Gift to Southern Studies Benefits Graduate Students

One trip to Oxford led donor Marc Rosen to a mutually enriching relationship with UM center February 12, 2022 By Mary Stanton Knight A trip to the University of Mississippi to learn more about the Center for the Study of Southern Culture gave tax attorney Marc Rosen an opportunity to continue his education in Southern literature, build relationships and […]


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The Southern Register Winter 2022 Newsletter

The University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture quarterly newsletter, The Southern Register, provides readers with Center-related news and updates. In the Winter 2022 issue, the Center announces the lineup for the upcoming Oxford Conference for the Book, Southern Studies alumna Natoria Kennell-Foster shares her passion for baking, and the Center welcomes […]


Donoghue Collection Brings Legends of Blues to Life

Archives and Special Collections opens exhibition of memorabilia related to Sonny Boy Williamson January 27, 2022 By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Sonny Boy Williamson soap and incense, test pressings of Memphis Slim and Buddy Holly records, and a signed contract by B.B. King are only a few of the many items recently donated by the family […]


Dr. Dan O'Sullivan speaks with a student on a bench outside of Bondurant Hall.

Partnership Prepares SEC Universities for Increase in Spanish Speakers

Conference Spanish Consortium launched by two UM faculty members December 8, 2021 By Shea Stewart The University of Mississippi is leading an initiative to bring together scholars and key stakeholders working on themes related to Spanish speakers in the Southeast, particularly in areas where Southeastern Conference schools are situated. With the Spanish-speaking population increasing in the Southeast, […]


Mary Donnelly Haskell, Emma Johnson, and Isaiah Traylor star in the upcoming production of ‘The Light in the Piazza,’ set in 1950s Florence.

‘The Light in the Piazza’ Subject of Nov. 3 SouthTalk

Several events celebrate Elizabeth Spencer’s 100th birthday October 27, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary The beloved characters created by Mississippi author Elizabeth Spencer are returning to the South with a University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza,” which is the focus of a SouthTalk sponsored by the UM Center for […]


Anthropologist Sheds Light on Politics of Migrant Life and Death

Jason De León brings work of Undocumented Migration Project to campus for Sept. 30 discussion September 28, 2021 BY Rebecca Lauck Cleary Jason De León will share his experiences as executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a nonprofit research-art-education-media collective, in a Thursday (Sept. 30) lecture at the University of Mississippi. “The Land of Open Graves: Understanding […]


The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion

Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History September 15, 2021 BY Rebecca Lauck Cleary Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In this […]


Folklorist Bill Ferris Joins ‘LMR Live’ on Monday Afternoon

Shardé Thomas and Scott Baretta talk music and Mississippi with Ferris and host Balach September 12, 2021 BY Lynn Adams Wilkins Folklorist William Ferris; musician and tradition-bearer Shardé Thomas, of the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band; and blues scholar and sociologist Scott Barretta are guests for a special edition of “LMR Live,” streaming live at 1 […]


Grammy Winners Highlight 2021-22 Ford Center Season

Slate also includes theater, jazz, blues and classical performances September 2, 2021 BY Edwin B. Smith Grammy Award-winning classical and pop acts highlight the 2021-22 season of performances scheduled at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The fall 2021 schedule opens Sept. 14 with the world premiere of the multimedia experience “Voices […]


47th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference

Conference to Explore Contributions of Mississippi Authors

Annual event includes biographers and friends of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright July 12, 2021 By Edwin B. Smith Renowned Mississippi authors William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright are the focus of the University of Mississippi‘s 47th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, being conducted virtually July 18-21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner, […]