Southern Studies

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture, founded in the mid-1970s, is an educational institute at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and the first regional studies center in the country. The Center’s mission is to investigate, document, interpret, and teach about the American South through academic inquiry and publications, documentary studies of film, photography, and oral history, and public outreach programs. The cross-disciplinary Southern Studies faculty and the undergraduate and graduate degree programs are the core of the Center’s work.

Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications


Browse the Southern Studies Collections:

Center News Archive

Faculty Books

Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History

Oral History Projects

Oxford Conference for the Book

Publications of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Theses in Southern Studies

Video Projects