Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Events

  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016
    1:00 pmOverby Conference Center

    Global Health in MS advertisementThe Department of Sociology & Anthropology, along with the Croft Institute for International Studies, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and Center for Population Studies are hosting a panel discussion around issues related to global health. This is an opportunity to learn about faculty and student research in this area.

    The event is Friday, September 9, at the Overby Conference Center. A panel discussion kicks off at 1 pm (followed by a range of afternoon discussions). Panelists include Kate Centellas (Associate Professor of Anthropology), John Green (Director of the Center for Population Studies and Professor of Sociology), Emma Willoughby (’14 & LSE MSc ’16), and Miller Richmond (’17).

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.Rowan Oak

    The Department of Sociology & Anthropology, along with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Center for Archaeological Research, the College of Liberal Arts, the University Museum, and the University of Mississippi Slavery & the University Working Group are hosting a public archaeology day at Rowan Oak (916 Old Taylor Road), the home of William Faulkner from 1930 to 1962, to learn about an ongoing excavation to search for slave quarters that date to ca. 1848-1865, when the property was owned by Robert Sheegog, an early Oxford settler, landowner, and slaveholder.

    All are welcome, and University of Mississippi archaeologists will be on site to answer questions.

  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016
    Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    5:30 pmRust College, 150 Rust Ave, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635

    "Claiming Histories: Slavery and Remembrance in North Mississippi" began Friday, October 21st in the Rust College Heard Auditorium. It featured performing artist Alex Mercedes, and several speakers, including Alisea Williams McLeod (Chair of Humanities at Rust College) on archival justice and the Register of Freedmen; Justin Rogers (History, Doctoral Candidate, the University of Mississippi) on enslaved women and religious life in North Mississippi; and Jodi Skipper (University of Mississippi) on public memory and slavery in Mississippi.

    Saturday’s program featured a libation ceremony to honor those who came before us, led by Memphis drummer Ekpe and his company. The program concluded with group discussions on slavery and its significance in the present. Gracing the Table, which engages the impact of enslavement on present communities, led those sessions. The program was sponsored by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council.

    Additional information can be found here.

  • Thu
    09
    Feb
    2017
    12:00 pmLamar 114

    Mississippi Maya Week
    Mark Wolf
    Indiana University East & Queens College New York

    Marc Wolf is an archaeologist with more than two decades of exploring, mapping, and excavating Maya cities in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. His talk “Mapping Hidden Maya Cities in the Jungles of Guatemala” will feature new information about Maya archaeology in Guatemala. Wolf is an expert topographer and GIS specialist who has worked in Europe and across Central America. He teaches at Indiana University East and is currently pursuing his doctorate at CUNY Queens College New York. 

    Pizza lunch is provided. Contact Carolyn Freiwald for more information at 662-915-6544 or crfreiwa@olemiss.edu.

  • Thu
    09
    Feb
    2017
    1:00 pmLamar 114

    Mississippi Maya Week
    Katherine Miller Wolf
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University East

    An individual’s life history is recorded in his or her bones. This talk presents the latest discoveries in Maya archaeology from the perspective of a bioarchaeologist who ‘reads’ ancient bones. Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf’s talk “Life and Death in Mesoamerica: What do the Skeletons Tell Us?” describes the work of a bioarchaeologist in the Maya world. Dr. Miller Wolf’s recent research includes the Classic Maya cities of Copan and Ucanal and the early Colonial Mission San Bernabé. She currently teaches at Indiana University East  
     
    Pizza lunch is provided prior to the talk. Contact Carolyn Freiwald for more information at 662-915-6544 or crfreiwa@olemiss.edu.

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    12:00 pmLamar 555

    Spring Lecture Series
    Alexandre Tokovinine
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Alabama

    Alexandre Tokovinine (University of Alabama) will present new epigraphic discoveries about Classic Maya cities in his talk “Empires: Naranjo and Holmul in the shadow of greater powers, 378-744 C.E.” The fates of ancient these Maya cities were not in the hands of their ruling families. Instead external political forces linked to Central Mexico in the 4th century and to dynastic wars in the 7th century transformed the Maya world.

    Contact Carolyn Freiwald for more information at 662-915-6544 or crfreiwa@olemiss.edu.

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    2:00 pmBarnard Observatory

    Regina N. Bradley
    Assistant Professor of African American Literature, Armstrong State University

    The Center for the Study of Southern Culture will host "When the South STILL Got Something to Say: A Conversation about Hip Hop in the South" on Friday, February 10 at 2pm in Barnard Observatory. Brian Foster, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Southern Studies will introduce the conversation, and then scholar Regina Bradley will talk with writer Kiese Laymon.

    Dr. Regina N. Bradley is a writer, scholar, and researcher of African American Life and Culture. She is an alumna Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow (Harvard University, Spring 2016) and an Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA.

    Her expertise and research interests include hip hop culture, race and the contemporary U.S. South, and sound studies.

    Dr. Bradley’s current book-length project, Chronicling Stankonia: OutKast and the Rise of the Hip Hop South (under contract, UNC Press), explores how Atlanta, GA hip hop duo OutKast influences conversations about the Black American South after the Civil Rights Movement.

    Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana University and is currently a Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, the UK edition released in 2016. Laymon has written essays, stories and reviews for numerous publications including Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Colorlines, NPR, LitHub, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, PEN Journal, Oxford American, The Best American Series, Ebony and Guernica.

    Brian Foster, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Southern Studies, holds a Bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from the University of Mississippi and a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a PhD candidate in sociology, also at the University of North Carolina.

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    12:30 pmLamar 555

    CANCELLED

    Spring Lecture Series
    David Brunsma
    Professor of Sociology, Virginia Tech
    David Embrace
    Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut

  • Fri
    24
    Feb
    2017
    12:00 pmLamar 555

    Spring Lecture Series
    Marcos Mendoza
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Mississippi

    What are working conditions like in Patagonia, at the southernmost end of Latin America? This talk discusses Argentine politics and the plight of seasonal laborers in the Patagonian ecotourism industry, with an eye towards understanding broader transformations in Latin American development issues.

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017
    5:30 amBryant Hall 209

    Willa Johnson
    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Through careful analysis of the life and art of Karl Schwesig, a German Jewish concentration camp survivor, this lecture explores art's unique and powerful lens through which to view the human experiences of trauma and suffering.

    Willa Johnson is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi. She has been a fellow at Yad Vashem's Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority's International Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Cummings Foundation Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Over the past eight years, she has conducted historical research at more than 15 repositories of art and archives throughout Israel, Germany, France, and the United States and has conducted interviews with Shoah survivors for her book project, Karl Schwesig's Holocaust Art.

    The lecture is sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Fri
    24
    Mar
    2017
    12:00 pmLamar 555

    Spring Lecture Series
    Maureen Meyers
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Mississippi

    This talk presents the results of an analysis of shell bead production from a 14th century Native American mound site. It examines the beads, shell debris, and lithic tools found to identify how the beads were made and who made them. to better understand the role of craft production at frontier sites.

  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017
    12:00 pmLamar 555

    Spring Lecture Series
    Kate McClellan
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Mississippi State University