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Mississippi Historical Society Recognizes Slavery Research Group

Group recognized for cross-disciplinary approach to discovering history of enslaved people The Mississippi Historical Society has honored the University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group for its work in telling the stories of enslaved people across the South. The Mississippi Historical Society recognized the UM Slavery Research Group among 15 others that are working to preserve […]

Don Guillory, a UM doctoral student in history, presents his research on slavery and enslaved people in Oxford during the 2020 TEDxUniversityofMississippi presentation in February. UM photo

Stories of the Enslaved Rebooted

UM graduate student creates virtual version of ‘slave tour’ OCTOBER 2, 2020 BY KELLIE SMITH What happens when the life stories of a group are destroyed or distorted? “When people don’t have a narrative, they don’t have value in the eyes of the greater society,” said Don Guillory, a doctoral student in the University of […]

The smokehouse predates Faulkner and has no affiliation with him prior to his ownership. The smokehouse is a one-room property.

Before Faulkner: Research Details Lives of Enslaved People From the 1860s

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 BY MCKENZIE RICHMOND, COURTESY OF THE DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN New research has revealed details of the lives of enslaved people that lived at Rowan Oak, which would later become the home of writer William Faulkner. The findings are a result of an ongoing, multi-phase research project conducted by the University of Mississippi Slavery […]

Conducting a ground-penetrating radar survey behind the main house at Rowan Oak.

THE OXFORD EAGLE: UM Archaeology Team “Still Searching” at Rowan Oak

JULY 24, 2018 BY ANNA GUIZERIX FOR THE OXFORD EAGLE The University of Mississippi’s archaeology team is still searching for remnants of slave life on the grounds of Rowan Oak. According to Dr. Tony Boudreaux, director of the university’s Center for Archaeological Research and associate professor of anthropology, no one is giving up just yet. […]

Slavery in North Mississippi Events Coming in April

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Preserve Marshall County, will be hosting a series of events that put the spotlight on slavery in North Mississippi during the first week of April. The first event, a talk by University of Southern Mississippi Professor Max […]

#Year400 Lecture Series: Chris Callow

Join UMSRG and the Department of English on Thursday, February 28th, 6PM in Bondurant 204C as it hosts Dr. Chris Callow of the Department of History at the University of Birmingham for the #Year400 Lecture Series event “Of Sagas and Slaves: Slavery and the Imagination in Medieval and Post-Medieval Iceland.” Callow is a Lecturer in Medieval History […]

#Year400 Lecture Series: Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

On Monday, February 25, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick an assistant professor of political sociology at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies and associate professor of social movements and human rights at the University of Nottingham’s School of Sociology and Social Policy, will discuss his book What Slaveholders Think, examining “how contemporary slaveholders rationalize the subjugation of […]

#Year400 Lecture Series: Marisa Fuentes

On February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall 209, UMSRG and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, will be hosting Professor Marisa Fuentes for a #Year400 Lecture Series talk about “Refuse Bodies, Disposable Lives: A History of the Human and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” Fuentes is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies […]

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 […]