In this week’s continuation of my reading of The Larder, I’ll discuss my relationship to place and ethnic heritage by exploring the intricacies of racial identity among Greek immigrants in Civil Rights-era Birmingham.
Having nearly completed my first semester in the University of Mississippi’s Southern Studies Masters program, I’ve found myself thinking more deeply about southern culture, politics, and identity than I ever had dreamed I would.
Brown Bag offerings in September and October are especially food and SFA-centric, and each Brown Bag is free and open to all. Join us.
For the last two academic years it has been our pleasure to have Anna Hamilton on the SFA team as a Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow.
The SFA and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation announce a call for papers, panels, workshops, and short documentaries for Sept. 25th-26th, 2014.
Earlier this week, I learned that Rice University, home of the Journal of Southern History, has published a 75-year bibliography of that journal’s articles. A perusal by Lindsey Reynolds, SFA graduate student, yielded some foodways gems, worthy of a library run.
I long postponed a number of reads, including Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the Middle Class, 1880-1920, the Beard Award-winning book by University of Southern Mississippi professor Andrew W. Haley.
Thanks to the contributions of many generous individuals and foundations, the SFA, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi have raised funds to endow a tenure-track foodways professorship. If you are interested in applying for this position, or you know someone who might be, please read on for details.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Southern Foodways Alliance will host a graduate student symposium September 12-13, here on the University of Mississippi campus.