Emily Gunther Manages MSU History's Facebook and Twitter Pages

March 4, 2015

Emily Gunther came to Mississippi State History this year from Virginia Tech to pursue her Masters degree. She studies 19th century America and rural southern women. A proponent of social media, she inaugurated the department's Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow her at and welcomes new items of interest as well as comments.

SFARE at MSU April 9-10

March 2, 2015

Mississippi State is proud to host the eighth annual Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) April 10th and 11th. Sponsored by the Mississippi State Department of History in collaboration with Center for the History of the Agriculture, Science, and Environment of the South (CHASES), SFARE was established 8 years ago to provide a collegial setting for both students and established scholars to present new research in the fields of agricultural, rural, and environmental history.

International Security/Internal Safety (IS/IS) becomes EPIC-Empire, Power, Identity, and Conflict

February 12, 2015

MSU History has rebranded one of its three Nodes of Excellence. What had been known as IS/IS will now become EPIC. True, world events had made the old acronym troubling. But the real genesis for the rebranding came from the recognition that IS/IS no longer adequately reflected all of what we did. EPIC-Empire, Power, Identity, and Conflict—acknowledges an expansion of faculty and student endeavors. International Security and Internal Safety and all what they connote remain at the heart of EPIC but the reconfiguration permits us to embrace additional possibilities.

Sally McMurry CHASE's Lecture Now available

January 26, 2015

Sally McMurry's Center for the History of Agriculture, Science and the Environment lecture, originally presented on January 16, 2015 at Mississippi State University is now available online. Titled Agricultural History on the Ground, McMurry's presentation discusses preservation of agricultural landscapes. It can be found here.

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