Center for the Study of Southern Culture

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Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Abbreviation CSSC
Formation 1975
Purpose Educational
Headquarters Barnard Observatory
Coordinates 34°22′01″N 89°32′00″W / 34.367032°N 89.533446°W / 34.367032; -89.533446
Region served
Ted Ownby
Associate Director
Ann J. Abadie
Main organ
Advisory Committee
Parent organization
University of Mississippi

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture (CSSC), located in Barnard Observatory on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Mississippi, is an academic organization dedicated to the investigation, documentation, interpretation and teaching of the Southern United States, including its culture. CSSC publishes the award-winning Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture as well as Living Blues magazine and the quarterly journal The Southern Register. It also hosts the Oxford Conference for the Book and the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, with 2009 being the conference's 36th anniversary.[1] The Center supports an undergraduate and graduate Southern Studies academic department. Former directors of the Center include William Ferris and Charles Reagan Wilson.

The Center's Gammill Gallery hosts changing exhibits of documentary photography of the American South.

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