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Special Collections Fall 2017 Lecture Series!

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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:27am


Jennifer Ford

The University of Mississippi Libraries' Department of Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce its Fall 2017 lecture series. Each event will take place at noon in the Department of Archives & Special Collections (3rd floor, JD Williams Library). All events are free and open to the public. For questions or more information please contact Special Collections at 662.915.7408 or archivesdept@olemiss.edu

Thursday, Sept. 21, Noon. “Mississippi in the Work of Sherwood Bonner”

Katie McKee, UM Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Associate Professor of English will discuss Sherwood Bonner, a 19th century literary figure from Mississippi. Bonner is the subject of McKee’s forthcoming monograph.

Thursday, Sept. 28, Noon. “Tracking RFK Through the Delta: Digging Through Documents and Knocking on Doors”

UM Assistant Professor of Journalism Instruction Ellen Meacham will discuss her research for her upcoming work Delta Epiphany: RFK in Mississippi, which focuses on Robert F. Kennedy’s historic trips to the Mississippi Delta.

Thursday, Oct. 5, Noon. “We Believed We Were Immortal”

UM Professor of Journalism Kathleen Wickham will discuss her new book We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, Noon. “From Shakespeare’s London to Faulkner’s Oxford: The Unlikely Journey of Edwin Booth’s Second Folio”

UM Professor of Theatre Arts Rhona Justice-Malloy will discuss the history and acquisition of Edwin Booth’s copy Shakespeare’s Second Folio by University in 2016.

Thursday, Oct. 19, Noon. “Mississippi Civil Rights Museum”

Pamela Junior, director of the soon to be opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, will talk about the museum’s exhibits, history and future.

Tuesday, Oct. 31, Noon. “The Bell Witch of Mississippi: Slavery and the Supernatural”

UM Visiting Assistant Professor of History Amy Fluker will discuss the folk tale of the Bell Witch and its connections to Mississippi, the supernatural, and slavery.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, Noon. “Make Me a Hummingbird of Words: Salvos into the Word of Micro-Memoirs with Beth Ann Fennelly”

Mississippi poet laureate and UM Professor of English Beth Ann Fennelly hosts this part craft talk, part reading. She will share strategies that informed her new book, to be released in October Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, Noon. Living, Making, Being: Houses and Craft Production at a 14th Century Native American Village in Southwestern Virginia.”

UM Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Maureen Meyers will discuss her excavations at the Carter Robinson site over the last decade

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