Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Department of History’s Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South (CHASES) was quite visible at the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, the world’s oldest and largest organization of environmental historians. It sponsored the graduate student reception where nearly a hundred graduate students from across the country and around the world mingled and talked shop. Mississippi State was also well represented in the meeting’s intellectual pursuits. Two faculty members and five graduate students presented their research at the meeting on topics ranging from connections between Indian mounds and the southern landscape to the debate about underground wilderness in Mammoth Cave, from the relationship between ethnicity and soil conservation in Revolutionary Russia to late-20th century geological change in California.