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DAACS Director Jillian Galle Visits UM

Jillian Galle, project director of the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) at Monticello, worked with Maureen Meyers, assistant professor of anthropology, Tony Boudreaux, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Archaeological Research, and the University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group on their new archaeological project at Rowan Oak in November […]


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James T. Campbell Public Presentation

“Freedom Now: History, Memory, and the Mississippi Freedom Movement,” a free, public presentation by James T. Campbell on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:30PM in the Overby Center Auditorium, should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the African American freedom struggle, the civil rights movement, public history, and how history is […]


The public is invited to see archaeological work going on at Rowan Oak on Oct. 15. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

UM Slavery Research Group Digs at Rowan Oak

A University of Mississippi research group and the Center for Archaeological Research are conducting an archaeological investigation on the grounds of Rowan Oak in a search for evidence of slave life. The public is invited to see the progress at the site Saturday (Oct. 15) during Public Archaeology Day. The UM Slavery Research Group is […]


Slavery Research Effort Explores Campus Connections to Slave Life

A group of University of Mississippi faculty members is working across disciplines to learn more about the history of slavery in Oxford and on the UM campus. The UM Slavery Research Group, co-chaired by Chuck Ross, director of African American Studies and a professor of history, and Jeff Jackson, associate professor of sociology, includes 58 faculty […]


MIT Historian Craig Steven Wilder to Lecture at UM

MIT historian Craig Steven Wilder, author of Ebony & Ivory: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, will deliver a public lecture on Feb. 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. The lecture, Slavery and the University, is presented by the University of Mississippi Departments of African American Studies, history, and sociology and […]