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. The Center supports an undergraduate and graduate Southern Studies academic department. Former directors of the Center include William Ferris and Charles Reagan Wilson.