December 1, 2016
Starting in Fall 2017, several entering history graduate students will receive Super Graduate Assistantships. Reserved for our very best new students, recipients will serve as teaching assistants with a stipend of at least $18,000 for the academic year. These Super Assistantships are recognition from the Graduate School of MSU History’s excellent program and the desire to attract ever better students. Each of these awards covers almost all tuition and fees in addition to the $18,000 stipend.
October 30, 2016
Southern Historical Association announces Charles S. Sydnor Award Winner The Southern Historical Association is pleased to announce that the 2016 winner of theCharles S. Sydnor Award is Alison Collis Greene, Assistant Professor of History at MississippiState University in Mississippi State, MS for her 2015 Oxford University Press book, No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta. First awarded in 1956, the Sydnor
October 26, 2016
At a ceremony on October 11, Jason Ward was named Beverly B. and Gordon W. Gulmon Deans Eminent Scholar. This designation is to recognize extensive merit in a faculty member within the A&S college.In his eight years as a faculty member at Mississippi State University, Dr. Ward has amassed an impressive publication record, established an important national reputation, and demonstrated a commitment to public scholarship.
October 20, 2016
Mississippi State History is committed to giving back to the community. While our efforts are many, two bear noting. We support the Eighth of May celebration in Columbus, which marks the anniversary of the arrival of the Union army and the freeing of enslaved African American men and women. Held in the city’s old Black cemetery, students from the Mississippi School for Math and Science do research about the lives of slaves and new freemen buried in those plots, dress up in period garb, and portray these almost forgotten individuals.
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