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19th Century U.S. African American History. Assistant Professor

August 22, 2016

The History Department of Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in 19th Century U.S. African American History, beginning August 16, 2017. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of expertise, a turn in the United States survey course, and graduate seminars. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s longstanding Ph.D. program and vibrant intellectual and professional life is especially favored.A Ph.D. in history by time of appointment is required.

History Grad Students Excel in National Arena, Win Prestigious Awards

July 27, 2016

National fellowships recognizing work of MSU doctoral studentsJuly 27, 2016Contact: Hannah BatemanSTARKVIILE, Miss.—Mississippi State graduate students from Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee are spending the summer conducting dissertation research with fellowships awarded by prominent national organizations.All pursuing history doctorates at the university, they include:—Owen J. Hyman of Talisheek, Louisiana. Receiving the Forest History Society’s inaugural Walter S.

Sarah Lewin Manages Mississippi State History Facebook and Twitter Pages

June 28, 2016

Sarah Lewin came to Mississippi State History a year ago from Oglethorpe University to pursue her Ph.D. degree. She studies the history of science and is particularly interested in early modern and 19th century European science. Poison is one of her particular interests. A proponent of social media, she follows Emily Gunther, who inaugurated the department's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Marcus Named Fellow of the Agricultural History Society

June 27, 2016

At its annual meeting in New York City this year, the Agricultural History Society conferred upon Alan I Marcus the designation of Fellow of the Agricultural History Society for "his high standards of scholarship and service to the organization." The number of Fellows is strictly limited by the society's by-laws.

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