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Albert Woodfox, known as one of the ‘Angola Three’ who was the nation’s longest-held prisoner in solitary confinement after being wrongly convicted and serving more than four decades at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is set to deliver the opening keynote for the Making and Unmaking Mass Incarceration conference at the University of Mississippi.

Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration

Albert Woodfox, one of the ‘Angola Three,’ to deliver opening keynote for interdisciplinary symposium SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE 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 […]


Dr. Martha Jones

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’

Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17 SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY 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 […]


Visiting documentarian and filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison will screen her short hybrid documentary, ‘A Love Song for Latasha,’ as part of her ‘Radical Reimaginings in Documentary Filmmaking’ presentation at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema.

SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies

Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4 AUGUST 27, 2019  BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY 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. […]


Ted Ownby (left) and Charles Reagan Wilson, discuss Southern culture while enjoying some tamales in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. Both men previously served as director at the university’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Photo by Kevin Bain

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

UM’s William F. Winter Professor of History shares traditions, trends in region’s culture AUGUST 22, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH 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 […]


David G. Sansing, professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of the definitive history of the university, died Saturday, July 6. He was 86. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Mississippi Historian David Sansing Leaves Historical Legacy

UM staple passes away at 86 following storied career JULY 7, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT David G. Sansing, professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of the definitive history of the university, died Saturday (July 6) in a Memphis hospital one day after suffering a fall at his Oxford home. He […]


History Professor Awarded Fellowship to Institute for Advanced Studies

Joshua Howard to spend 2019-20 academic year interacting with scholars in Princeton MAY 28, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor acclaimed for his research on modern China has been selected to receive a prestigious yearlong residential fellowship. Joshua H. Howard, Croft associate professor of history and international studies, will conduct research […]


The University of Mississippi’s Flagship Constellations initiative has awarded four new seed grants through its Community Wellbeing Constellation. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Community Wellbeing Initiative Unveils New Seed Grants

Flagship Constellation grants promote state tourism, childhood health, more MAY 27, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Helping create an Ida B. Wells Commemorative Tour in Holly Springs and exploring the therapeutic use of vocal training in older adults are projects being funded through a new round of seed grants from the University of Mississippi‘s Flagship Constellations initiative. […]


The UM Graduate Student Council Research Fund has awarded $1,000 grants to 21 students to support their research and creative projects over the coming year. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Graduate Students Receive Grants for Research Efforts

Competitive awards help burgeoning researchers learn critical skills, develop projects MAY 20, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Twenty-one University of Mississippi graduate students have been awarded Graduate Student Council Research Fund grants to support their research, study and creative scholarship. The $1,000 competitive research grants, funded by the UM Graduate School and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, are […]


Andrew Mellon Foundation Recognizes Invisible Histories Project

IHP-Mississippi satellite project lauded for oral history research MAY 15, 2019 by REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recognized the work of several University of Mississippi partners through a $300,000 grant supporting the collection, preservation, future research and accessibility of LGBTQ history in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. The grant went to the […]


Following Precedent

Journey to Commencement: Twins Katherine and Michael Farese become eighth and ninth family graduates of UM School of Law MAY 10, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Twin siblings Katherine and Michael Farese have always been close, so it was no surprise that they wanted to continue their education together.Since both siblings knew they would pursue a […]