University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group

The University of Mississippi

Teaching & Outreach

Faulkner and Slavery Conference to Take Place in July 2018

Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha July 22-26, 2018 Announcement and Call For Papers During his apprenticeship and early years as a published writer, William Faulkner evinced little serious interest in the issue of slavery or in the lives of the enslaved: their experiences, words, deeds, interiority, personal relationships, or historical legacies. This is perhaps surprising, given the fact of […]


Claiming Histories With Professor Jodi Skipper

October 2016 Gracing the Table and Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, invite you to Claiming Histories:  Slavery and Remembrance in North Mississippi, a two-day event on October 21st and 22nd, 2016 to be held on the campus of Rust College. Claiming Histories begins Friday, October 21st from 5:30- 8:00 pm in the Rust College Heard Auditorium, featuring performing artist […]


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 […]


Campbell lecture poster

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 […]