The Department of History is pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Casey has been named the 2015 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year at Southern Miss. Dr. Casey, who teaches the history of Latin America, is a specialist in the histories of Haiti and Cuba. He will give a public lecture "Connected Histories: Cuba, Haiti and the United States, 1900-1940" on November 20th at 5pm (108 Liberal Arts Building in Hattiesburg) to honor the occasion. A reception will follow the lecture. For more information, CLICK HERE.
The History Department is proud to announce that Professor of History Dr. Susannah J. Ural has been named the 2015-2017 Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Humanities by the College of Arts and Letters. The Professorship is named after Moorman, who was a renowned authority on the work of Geoffrey Chaucer. It is awarded biennially for a two-year term to a senior professor in the departments of English, history, foreign languages, or philosophy. In addition to the award, recipients receive financial support for research in their field of study and must present a public lecture by the end of their term. Congratulations, Dr. Ural!
Dr. Ken Swope, Professor of Asian History, was recently offered a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Dr. Swope will be working in the School of Historical Studies, where he will conduct research on his upcoming book “On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition.” The archives and libraries around Princeton house one of the world’s greatest collections of sources on Asian History.