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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 […]


#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 […]


#Year400 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 […]