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Jim Giesen Made Fellow by the Agricultural History Society

June 10, 2019

At its 100th anniversary meeting in Washington, DC, the Agricultural History Society conveyed upon Jim Giesen one of its highest honors. As a Fellow of the society, Giesen now is among a  coterie of individuals who by by-law must comprise less that a small percentage of the society's membership. Giesen's award stemmed from his standing as an agricultural historian--his book, Boll Weevil Blues, and several essays have won a number of prestigious national history awards--and because of his commitment to the society. For nearly a decade, Giesen served as executive secretary of the Agricultural...

Jermaine Scott appointed Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia for the 2019-20 Academic Year

May 20, 2019

  The Carter G. Woodson Institute's distinguished fellowship is a residential fellowship for post-doctoral students whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora. Scholars selected for the fellowship relocate to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia to join a cohort of interdisciplinary scholars.  

Morgan Robinson Awarded Schmitt Grant By the American Historical Assoclation

April 24, 2019

The American Historical Association offers the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. These grants are intended to further research in progress. Professor Robinson, one of eleven recipients nationwide, won the award for her research, "Standard Swahili: Expressions of Belonging and Exclusion in Eastern Africa."

Leigh Soares Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship at the George and Ann Richards Center, Penn State University

March 16, 2019

Soares will be the 7th recipient of the Richards Center Postdoctoral Fellowship during the 2019-2020 academic year. Created in partnership with Penn State’s Africana Research Center, the Richards Center fellowship is open to recently graduated Ph.D.s studying aspects of the African American experience from slavery to Civil Rights. While in residence, Soares will have access to the Richards and Africana Research Centers professional resources. She will have a mentor to guide her and will participate in a series of professional development workshops. Soares will present her research to the Penn...

Managing Scandal in the White House, October 24-25, 2019

February 11, 2019

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MSU History Set to Open Online History Major in Fall 2019

December 4, 2018

Start planning now.  All courses now online will count towards the new online history major. Look to this space for additional details.