2017 Special Collections Fall Lecture Series

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Archives and Special Collections 2017 Fall Lecture Series

All talks are free of charge, and open to the public

For more information on any of these events, contact Jennifer Ford at jwford@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7408

September 21st – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“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.

September 28th – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“Tracking RFK Through the Delta: Digging Through Documents and Knocking on Doors”

UM Assistant professor of journalism 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.  

October 5th – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss”

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

October 10th – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“From Shakespeare’s London to Faulkner’s Oxford: The Unlikely Journey of Edwin Booth’s Second Folio”

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

October 19th – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“Presentation of the 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. 

October 31st – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“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. 

November 8th – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“Make Me a Hummingbird of Words: Salvos into the Word of Micro-Memoirs with Beth Ann Fennelly”

Mississippi poet laureate and English professor 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

November 15th – 12:00 PM – Faulkner Room (3rd floor, JD Williams Library)

“Living, Making, Being: Houses & 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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