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...
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.
March 16, 2021
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...
December 20, 2020
In an effort to protect everyone's health and to give people who have worked so long and hard the graduation experience, Mississippi State University held several smaller graduations. Of particular note was the PhD. ceremony hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences. Held in a hall that usually seats 450, 14 PhD. graduates, dissertation advisors and some families and friends took seats appropriately distant from one another. They watched PhD recipients receive their hoods and officially become doctors. The three Mississippi State University history graduates who received their PhDs were...
July 15, 2020
A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. More details are forthcoming.