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Join UMSRG for Public Archeology Day at Rowan Oak

UMSRG member Tony Boudreaux, an Associate Professor of Anthropology who serves as the Director of the Center for Archaeological Research, will be welcoming all for Public Archeology Day at Rowan Oak on November 10, 2018 from 10AM to 3PM. Rowan Oak is today known as the home of William Faulkner, but the property itself dates […]


#Year400 Lecture Series: Paul Lovejoy

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History are delighted to host Professor Paul E. Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of History, York University, for a talk on “Digital Humanities and Biographical Research on Slavery,” on Thursday, November 8th at 5:45PM in 209 Bryant Hall. Professor Lovejoy has helped […]


#Year400 Lecture Series: Andrés Reséndez

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement, and several departments on campus, will host Professor Andrés Reséndez of the University of California, Davis for a talk on his recent Bancroft-prize winning book, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America. Professor Reséndez’s talk, which will take place at 6PM […]


UMSRG Co-Hosts USS Fall 2018 Meeting with Tougaloo College

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group is delighted to be hosting the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Fall 2018 Meeting with Tougaloo College on October 24-26, 2018. This event kicks off with an opening reception at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on the evening of Wednesday, October 24 at 5PM that includes a keynote address by […]


#Year 400 Lecture Series: Deirdre Cooper Owens

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies will host  for a talk entitled “Medical Bondage and the Birth of American Gynecology,” where she will discuss how the institution of slavery aided early southern gynecological surgeons to advance the field based on their experimental work on […]


UMSRG Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of the Introduction of Slavery

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group has helped organize a series of speakers and events across campus during the 2018-2019 academic year to commemorate the August 1619 arrival to British North America of the first recorded persons of African descent. This date has been traditionally understood as the moment when African slavery was introduced […]


The “Behind the Big House” Program Returns

Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs’s “Behind the Big House” Program returns for its seventh year, April 20 through 22nd, 2018, at the historic Hugh Craft House and adjacent slave quarters and kitchen in Holly Springs, Mississippi. This free event will offer visitors the complete antebellum story, with local and nationally-famous artisans, authors, historians and […]


Slave Dwellings: Rediscovering the Enslaved in North Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, in conjunction with Joseph McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project and Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs’s “Behind the Big House” Program, have some wonderful events on deck for Wednesday, April 18th. At 12 PM in the Tupelo Room in Barnard Observatory, join Jobie Hill, historic preservationist and architect, for a talk on […]


UMSRG Members to Participate in 8th Annual MLK Day Commemoration

The University of Mississippi Law School will host its eighth annual MLK Day commemoration, which celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:45 P.M. in Weems Auditorium. This year’s panel will focus on slavery and its connections to the legacy of Dr. King. Panelists include two members of […]


Plaques Contextualizing Slavery and Enslaved Labor on Campus to be Unveiled

On March 2, 2018, the University of Mississippi will unveil contextualization plaques initially recommended by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context (CACHC) for Barnard Observatory, Lamar Hall, Longstreet Hall, George Hall, and a plaque recognizing the university’s enslaved laborers in the construction of Barnard Observatory, the Old Chapel (now Croft), the Lyceum, and […]