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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...

Graduation 2020

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...

Morgan Robinson Awarded Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

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.

Judith Ridner On the 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Starkville Racial Protest Marches

June 18, 2020

 Starkville Daily News Earlier this month, spurred by the tragic death of George Floyd and the systemic racism that permeates our communities, thousands of us joined together for Starkville’s Unity March. We marched down Main Street to the Mississippi State University campus while carrying signs and chanting; police blocked traffic; merchants handed out water. At a rally that followed, we listened to speeches by university students, clergy, NAACP leaders, and state representatives; even Starkville’s mayor and the university’s president spoke words of support. Fifty years ago, another series...