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Event Calendar

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021
    12:00 pm@ Online

    SouthTalks: “White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America” @ Online

    Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    American children are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial violence, and for some, an increased awareness of inequality. Based on two years of ethnographic research with affluent white kids and their families, Margaret A. Hagerman’s talk examines how white kids learn about race, racism, inequality, and privilege in the contexts of their everyday lives. This talk explores how white racial socialization is a process that stretches beyond white parents’ explicit conversations with their white children and includes not only the choices parents make about neighborhoods, schools, peer groups, extracurricular activities, and media, but also the choices made by the kids themselves.

    Margaret A. Hagerman is an associate professor of sociology at Mississippi State University and is a faculty affiliate in the African American studies and gender studies programs there. She is the author of White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (2019), and she is a nationally recognized expert on white racial socialization. Her research can be found in publications such as the Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, among others. She has visited a number of schools and communities across the country to share her work with parents, teachers, neighborhood associations, school administrators, and young people.

    SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. However, as a result of the current health crisis, all events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website for up-to-date-information about all Center events. Registration will be required for all events in order to receive the webinar link.

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021
    4:30 pmZoom

    The Department of Classics and The Archaeological Institute of America Present a Virtual Lecture

    ProfessorCarrie Atkins, The Department of Historical Studies, The University of Toronto, Mississauga

    “Shipwrecks and the Transport of Luxury in the Roman Mediterranean”

    https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/85949519411

    Wednesday, March 3rd at 4:30 PM

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021
    5:00 pm@Online

    In addition to the many artists the Department of Art & Art History invites to campus through student organizations, they also have an established visiting artist program called Art Talks. This program creates access to artists via webcam and in-person lectures, and it provides students access to keep pace with critical thought, contemporary artistic practice, and emerging technology used in cultural production today.

    March 03, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Ben Snell, Artist | bensnell.io

    Ben Snell is an artist who listens to and amplifies the inner dialogues of machines. Using contemporary techniques and traditional motifs, he navigates the space between creation and automation, suggesting a humanist approach to technology.

    Zoom Meeting Information
    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://olemiss.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud-2trz4vE92bBQAclp9ZKEpulg7ee1A6
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
    4:00 pmZoom

    All events will be held via Zoom. To get more information or to register, visit https://sarahisomcenter.org/events

    Join the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies for a roundtable discussion with women chairs in the College of Liberal Arts as they discuss their own experiences and challenges. Those schedule to participate are:

    • Nancy Maria Balach - Music
    • Kirsten Dellinger - Sociology/College of Liberal Arts
    • Katie McKee - Center for the Study of Southern Culture
    • Molly Pasco-Pranger - Classics
    • Rebekah Smith - Psychology
    • Caroline Wigginton - English
    • Noell Wilson - History
    • Ethel Young-Scurlock - African American Studies
    • Jaime Harker - Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies (moderator)
  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021
    2:00 pmZoom

    Date: Friday, March 5, 2021, 2:00 – 2:50pm

    Speaker: Dr. Chris Muir
    Assistant professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hawaii
    Seminar title: Global syntheses of stomatal evolution and local adaptationa

    Host: Dr. Peter Zee, assistant professor of biology, zee@olemiss.edu

    All biology seminars will be held via Zoom. Please contact host for further information.

  • Mon
    08
    Mar
    2021
    Fri
    12
    Mar
    2021
    Virtual

    https://oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/

    Founded by the Center and Square Books, the conference brings together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, artists, poets, publishers, teachers, students, and literacy advocates for three days of conversation in the literary town of Oxford, Mississippi.

    The 27th Oxford Conference for the Book will take place March 8 – March 12, 2021. DUE TO COVID-19, ALL EVENTS ARE VIRTUAL.

  • Mon
    08
    Mar
    2021
    4:00 pmVirtual

    Brian Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies and the 2021 University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year, will speak on "I Don't Like the Blues: A Lesson on Listening."

    Register in advance for this webinar:

     

  • Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021
    4:00 pmZoom

    03/11/2021 Prof. Daniel Crawford (Virginia Tech) will present a seminar to the department

    4:00 pm, Zoom, https://chemistry.olemiss.edu/

  • Sat
    13
    Mar
    2021
    Sun
    14
    Mar
    2021
    @Online

    2021 Spring Symposium: Environments and Transformation

    Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 19 at 10 a.m. CT.

    The Southern Foodways Alliance is delighted to announce Jon-Sesrie Goff as the guest curator of the 2021 Spring Symposium.  As a multidisciplinary artist whose work crosses different mediums and platforms, Goff is renowned for his penchant to seamlessly integrate social engagement, film, moving image, performance, photography and installation. His practice explores the intersection of race, power, identity, gender and the environment by unearthing the visceral representational value and authenticity behind the images propelled across varying diasporas.

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    Join SFA for the 2021 Spring Symposium, scheduled March 13-14, 2021, when we focus on environments and transformation through the medium of film. Filmmakers ask questions that connect Birmingham’s Greek community and Choctaw Native peoples.  Expect an archival surrealist dive into the lives of the women who powered the Underground railroad.  Learn about Milwaukee as a terminus for the Great Migration.  Those questions begin in the South and span the world.

    Featuring filmmakers Colleen Thurston, Jessica Chriesman, Paavo Hanninen, Devon “Vonnie Quest” Smith, and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, among others, the symposium will be delivered to your smart TV or laptop via the Eventive platform. Live Q&A sessions will offer opportunities to connect with presenters.

    Tickets, priced at $75 each, go on sale January 19, 2021 at 10 a.m. CT.

  • Wed
    17
    Mar
    2021
    12:00 pm@ Online

    SouthTalks: “Indigenous Cultures and Histories of the Southeast” @ Online

    Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    The Original Peoples of the Southeast differed culturally, politically, and linguistically from other tribes across North America. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole Nations were forcibly removed from their traditional homelands and relocated to Oklahoma. In her talk, Dwanna L. McKay will examine some of the unique cultural practices and diverse histories of Indigenous Nations originally of the southeastern woodlands from precontact to current day.

    Dwanna L. McKay is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and an assistant professor in the race, ethnicity, and migration studies program at Colorado College. McKay holds a PhD in sociology, a graduate certificate in Indigenous studies, an MS in sociology, an MBA in management science, and a BA in political science. Raised culturally within the boundaries of her tribal nation in Oklahoma, McKay centers her teaching, research, service, and activism on an overall commitment to social justice. Her research focuses on social inequality and Indigenous identity, and has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including Sociological Compass, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, American Indian Quarterly, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and the European Sociological Review. She has also authored multiple book chapters, poems, essays, and opinion editorials. McKay currently serves on the national advisory committee for the Native American Student Advocacy Institute and previously held an appointment as Secretary of Education for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

    SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. However, as a result of the current health crisis, all events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website for up-to-date-information about all Center events. Registration will be required for all events in order to receive the webinar link.

  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021
    Fri
    19
    Mar
    2021
    Virtual

    “Identity Across the Curriculum,” an interdisciplinary virtual conference that explores how identity informs, complicates, inspires, and challenges research, teaching and learning at the University of Mississippi, will be held March 18-19, 2021. Visit https://sarahisomcenter.org/iac for more information.

     

  • Fri
    19
    Mar
    2021
    2:00 pmZoom

    Date: Friday, March 19, 2021, 2:00 – 2:50pm

    Speaker: Dr. Lynn Siefferman
    Associate professor,  Biology Department, Appalachian State University
    Seminar title: TBD

    Host: Dr. Susan Balenger, assistant professor of biology, balenger@olemiss.edu

    All biology seminars will be held via Zoom. Please contact host for further information.

  • Mon
    22
    Mar
    2021
    7:00 pm

    Croft Virtual Speaker: Dr. Judith Shapiro

    “As China Goes, So Goes the Planet”

    Monday, March 22
    7:00 pm.-8:00 p.m.

    What does it mean for the rest of us when "China Goes Green"?  Is "ecological civilization" everything that it promises?  In this talk, Prof. Judith Shapiro will explore a new age of coercive environmentalism in China and its implications for how a rising superpower wields its economic and political might overseas.

    Save the date for this Virtual Speaker webinar!

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021
    2:00 pmZoom

    Date: Friday, March 26, 2021, 2:00 – 2:50pm

    Speaker: Dr. Staci Bilbo
    Professor,  Systems and Integrative Neuroscience Group, Duke University
    Seminar title: TBD

    Host: Dr. Lainy Day, associate professor of biology and neuroscience minor director, lainyday@olemiss.edu – Neuroscience Symposium

    All biology seminars will be held via Zoom. Please contact host for further information.

  • Thu
    01
    Apr
    2021
    4:00 pmZoom

    All events will be held via Zoom. To get more information or to register, visit https://sarahisomcenter.org/events

    Join Sarah Heying, Ph.D. Candidate in English, as she discusses the importance of confronting the entanglement of shame and intimacy as a queer research practice, using Dorothy Allison’s papers as a case study.

  • Wed
    07
    Apr
    2021
    5:00 pm@Online

    In addition to the many artists the Department of Art & Art History invites to campus through student organizations, they also have an established visiting artist program called Art Talks. This program creates access to artists via webcam and in-person lectures, and it provides students access to keep pace with critical thought, contemporary artistic practice, and emerging technology used in cultural production today.

    April 07, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Karen Barber, Art Historian

    Dr. Karen Barber received her Ph.D. at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, with a dissertation entitled “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s.” She specializes in the history of photography and 20th-century art. Her work has been published in Exposure and Studies in Photography. With a background in museums, she has worked in photography collections at SFMOMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the California Museum of Photography. She is currently working on a manuscript on cameraless photography and its publications in the 1920s.

    Zoom Meeting Information
    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://olemiss.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYld-mvrj0vG9cIlLwkKpzj1Pcje8gixikb
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Mon
    12
    Apr
    2021
  • Wed
    14
    Apr
    2021
    12:00 pm@Online

    SouthTalks: “Still Worth Fighting For” @ Online

    Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Black students have struggled to reimagine the university. That struggle is one still worth fighting for. In the 1980s, when the rightward momentum shook the world to its core, Black student movements offered an alternative vision. Joshua M. Myers’s presentation will look to Howard students during that era as a model for what we still might do with the university.

    Myers’s book, We Are Worth Fighting For, is the first history of the 1989 Howard University protest. The three-day occupation of the university’s administration building was a continuation of the student movements of the sixties and a unique challenge to the politics of the eighties. Upset at the university’s appointment of the Republican strategist Lee Atwater to the Board of Trustees, students forced the issue by shutting down the operations of the university. The protest, inspired in part by the emergence of “conscious” hip-hop, helped to build support for the idea of student governance and drew upon a resurgent Black Nationalist ethos.

    At the center of this story is a student organization known as Black Nia F.O.R.C.E. (Freedom Organization for Racial and Cultural Enlightenment). Cofounded by Ras Baraka, the group was at the forefront of organizing the student mobilization at Howard during the spring of 1989 and thereafter. We Are Worth Fighting For explores how Black student activists—young men and women— helped shape and resist the rightward shift and neoliberal foundations of American politics. This history adds to the literature on Black campus activism, Black Power studies, and the emerging histories of African American life in the 1980s.

    Joshua M. Myers is an associate professor of Africana studies in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. He is the author of We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 (2019) and the editor of A Gathering Together: Literary Journal.

    SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. However, as a result of the current health crisis, all events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website for up-to-date-information about all Center events. Registration will be required for all events in order to receive the webinar link.