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MSU Library and African American Studies Partner on a Frank and Virginia Professor of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies

September 14, 2021

This professorship will "create a vision and plan to advance the use of the Frank and Virginia Collection of Lincolniana by promoting the collection to a diverse population of scholars, patrons, organization, and communities and providing access to this important resource." This professor will oversee the "cataloging of the artwork and artifacts in the William Collection of Lincolniana" and "will develop programming around the themes in the Williams Collection." The professor will also teach an occasional course in the African American Studies Program. August 2023 is the target starting date...

Longtime Professor, Roy V. Scott, Dead at 93

August 29, 2021

Dr. Roy Vernon Scott     Starkville Daily News29 Aug 2021 Roy Vernon Scott, noted historian and professor emeritus of history at Mississippi State University, joined the Church Triumphant on August 24, 2021. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher, mentor, and friend, he was 93 years old. His career at MSU spanned from 1960-1998. A prolific and talented writer and author, Dr. Scott authored or coauthored eleven books, numerous articles, and many book reviews. His varied areas of interest allowed him to easily cover topics that ranged from agricultural history, westward expansion of...

MSU releases new COVID policy for the first weeks of fall semester

August 4, 2021

With the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, MSU will temporarily require masksfor all indoor activities and in all indoor locations on our campuses. Thatincludes non-personal vehicles and public transit. The only exceptions will bein private offices.  Consistent with federal public health guidance, MSDH "directs that masks be wornuniversally indoors for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless ofvaccination status. Due to the prevalence of the highly transmissible DeltaVariant, masks must be worn in all indoor facilities to mitigate the risk ofinfection at this time."  After...

Professor Ridner Now An Editor of Early American Studies

April 19, 2021

Dr. Judith Ridner has been appointed as one of two new co-editors of Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, effective July 2021. EAS is a quarterly journal dedicated to publishing original and interdisciplinary research on the histories and cultures of North America and the Atlantic World before 1850. It is sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and published by University of Pennsylvania Press.

Mississippi State University History's Four Nodes Of Excellence

December 31, 2020

For about fifteen years, MSU history has organized its graduate work around Nodes of Excellence. These are History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HOST); Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History (ARE); Identity: Race, Gender and Religion (RIGR) and War, Politics, and International Affairs (WPIA). These Nodes have enabled us to hire as clusters in these areas and to provide a sense of community among the various groups. It facilitates teaching around certain areas and provides us an impressive expertise and depth in scholarship and graduate education. This synergistic organization...