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When Is Three Four?

November 16, 2018

For more than a decade, MSU history has organized its graduate work around three Nodes of Excellence—History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HOST); Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History (ARE); and Empire, Power, Identity and Conflict (EPIC) --and several traditional areas of interest—race, gender, and the south. These subject areas have served the department and its faculty well. But times change. It an effort to improve what we do, it makes sense to make some modifications and to organize what had been traditional subject areas into a fourth free standing node. HOST and ARE well...

Mississippi State History Announces Maroon and White Graduate Assistantships

November 14, 2018

Aided by a grant from the graduate school, Mississippi State History is pleased to offer a series of special competitive graduate assistantships for new students enrolling in August 2019. Each is named after a retired history faculty member. There are two types of assistantships for the coming academic year. Mississippi State’s two colors—maroon and white—differentiate the two awards. Both require recipients to be teaching assistants. The Maroon extends through the academic year and provides at least $18,000 during that period. The White is for the academic year and the following summer. It...

Hyman Wins Rainger Prize from the History of Science Society

November 14, 2018

Ronald Rainger Prize for the best early career work on the history of the earth and environmental studies The inaugural Rainger Prize for early-career work in the history of the earth and environmental sciences is awarded to Owen Hyman for his essay “Anxieties of the Plastic Age: Cotton Culture, White Supremacy, and Tenant Forestry in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, 1935-1953.” Dr. Hyman recently completed his Ph.D. in the department of history at Mississippi State University. His prize-winning paper illuminates a range of factors that led cotton planters in the Delta region of Mississippi to...

Sessions of the inaugural workshop of the Second World War Research Group-North America now online

November 1, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University hosted the inaugural workshop of the Second World War Research Group-North America featuring award-winning military historian and author Robert Citino as the keynote speaker. The workshop focused on “Changing Landscapes: the Environment of the Second World War” and provided participants a forum to reflect on new ways to view conflict. Author of numerous books on the German Army during WWII, Citino also is the senior historian at The National WWII Museum. In addition to Citino’s keynote, paper presenters included Conrad Crane of the U.S. Army...

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