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Congratulations History Masters Students

November 17, 2021

MSU History Masters Students placed First, Second and Third in the oral competition section of the Annual MSU Graduate Research Symposium. Jordan Wesley's paper, “To Be Womanly Always, Discouraged Never: The role of southern sororities in American containment culture,” captured first prize. Kayla Jordan's “More than ectoplasm: A study of Civil War memory and Southern ghostlore," finished second and Kendall Comish,  “Fighting AIDS Patients: How NIMBY-ism/urban revanchism was used to fight against a Mississippi AIDS boarding house,” took third. Congratulations to each of you.

Professor Judith Ridner Selected as Mississippi State University's Humanities Teacher of the Year

November 1, 2021

The Office of the President and the College of Arts & Sciences are proud to recognize Professor Judith Ridner as Mississippi State University’s Humanities Teacher of the Year for 2021-22. The award is sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council and recognizes the scholarship and teaching of faculty across the state who have significantly advanced the mission of the humanities in Mississippi. As Mississippi State’s Humanities Council Award winner, Ridner will give a public lecture about her humanities work on March 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM. More details to follow about this event.

Mississippi State History Professors Spread Their Research and Message Throughout the United States and Europe

October 19, 2021

This year, five Mississippi State history professors are bringing others into MSU’s intellectual orbit. Professor Kathryn Barbier is at the US Air Force Academy, where, as a Distinguished Visiting Professor, she is sharing with the cadets and their professors the newest insights into military history, especially the latest work on World War II. Professor Ann Daly is spending this year at the American Antiquarian Society in Massachusetts where she is the Hench Fellow. Her work there focuses on the intersection of money, politics and technology in early American culture. Professor Christian...

Mississippi State University Announces the Frank and Virginia Williams Chair for Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies

October 18, 2021

The Frank and Virginia Williams Chair for Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies will be a faculty position within the University Libraries. Tenure will reside within the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, as the Chair will be filled by a nationally recognized historian of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. The Chair will be responsible for managing the Williams Collection of Lincolniana, ensuring and facilitating smooth department operations including reference, collection development, acquisitions and accession, description, digitization and storage of the...

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.