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Southern Studies oral history/queer southern history students with IHP co-founder Josh Burford. Photo courtesy of Southern Studies.

Invisible Histories Project Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

Partners With Three UM Institutes APRIL 30, 2019 BY AFTON THOMAS In March, The Invisible Histories Project (IHP) received a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. IHP included the University of Mississippi on the grant, which will support the collection, preservation, future research and accessibility of LGBTQ history in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. The Invisible […]


The annual Oxford Pride Parade is one of the feature events of Oxford Pride Week, regularly drawing more than 200 participants and a crowd of more than 1,000. This year’s parade is set for 2 p.m. May 4.

Fourth Annual Oxford Pride Week Begins April 28

Expanded event to feature alumni reunion, community picnic, parade APRIL 24, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The fourth annual Oxford Pride Week is coming to Oxford April 28-May 5, featuring a variety of events, including some old favorites and some new features throughout the city and University of Mississippi campus. This year’s event, organized by the Sarah Isom Center for Women […]


The Living Music Resource team for fall 2018 is (seated, from left) Carley Wilemon, Jesse Gibens, Nancy Maria Balach and Haley Tyrrell, and (standing, from left) Caitlin Richardson, Brady Bramlett and Ava Street. Photo by Kevin Bain

Sarahfest Returns for Fourth Year

Festival promotes equality through arts, education events SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 BY ALLY LANGSTON For the fourth year, Sarahfest, the annual arts and music festival organized by the University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, ​will host a series of events showcasing live music, film and art installations to celebrate and embrace diversity […]


Third Annual Pride Weekend Begins May 3

Events include a parade, performances and a graduation ceremony MAY 1, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The third annual Lafayette-Oxford-University Pride Weekend features events May 3-5 throughout the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi campus. The event, organized by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and OutOxford, has grown each year […]


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UM Departments Collaborate to Host ‘Radical South’ Series

Events include lectures, discussions, film screening and more APRIL 3, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is hosting “The Radical South,” a conversation series this month that explores the complexity of Southern history and identity. The Isom Center, the Center for the Study […]


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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke to Deliver Women’s History Month Keynote

Address set for March 20 in Fulton Chapel MARCH 15, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Activist Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, is the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month at the University of Mississippi March 20. Burke’s address begins at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. Tickets, […]


UM Observes Women’s History Month

Scheduled events examine contributions and influence of women FEBRUARY 28, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A symposium, town hall meeting, panel discussions and lectures are among the events scheduled as the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies observes Women’s History Month in March at the University of Mississippi. The month begins with the 43rd Porter […]


Ford Center Presents ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’

Choral performance Tuesday evening to be followed by panel discussion of themes FEBRUARY 23, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is bringing the choral work “Considering Matthew Shepard” to the University of Mississippi Tuesday (Feb. 27) for an evening of music, reflection and discussion. The 7:30 p.m. performance […]


Three Professors Honored with Research and Creative Achievement Awards

College of Liberal Arts honors faculty members with inaugural distinction JANUARY 8, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has presented its first-ever Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Awards to three outstanding faculty scholars. The new award, which will be given annually to tenured liberal arts faculty members, recognizes “sustained […]


Sue Gardner, a journalist, executive and Internet activist speaks Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center for Politics and Southern Journalism. Photo by Victoria Will

UM Hosts Former Wikipedia Executive, Journalist and Internet Activist

Sue Gardner to deliver insights on social media and technology Nov. 13 on campus NOVEMBER 8, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi will host journalist, executive and internet activist Sue Gardner on Monday (Nov. 13) for a discussion of “How the Internet Broke Democracy, and What We Can Do About It Now.” Gardner’s lecture is set […]