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

February 11, 2019

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Mississippi State University Marks Black History Month

February 1, 2019

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MSU History Set to Open Online History Major in 2019

December 4, 2018

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

Mississippi State History Announces Maroon and White Graduate Assistantships

November 23, 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. Duties may include working as an editorial assistant for ISIS, the journal of the History of Science Society, for Environmental History, the...

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...

Alexandra Finley Nets Chaudhuri Prize

September 6, 2018

Alexandra Finley received the Nupur Chaudhuri Article Prize, which recognizes the best first article published in the field of history by a Coordinating Council for Women in HIstory member. Finley's award winning article is ’Cash to Corinna’: Domestic Labor and Sexual Economy in the ‘Fancy Trade,’” in the Journal of American History (September 2017), 410-430. Named to honor long-time CCWH board member and former executive director and co-president from 1995-1998 Nupur Chaudhuri, the article must be published in a refereed journal in one of the two years proceeding the prize year.  An article...

When Is Three Four?

August 15, 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...