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.