The College of Arts & Letters and the Department of History are pleased to announce that Dr. Kyle F. Zelner has been appointed chair of the History Department. He will begin his tenure mid-summer. We wish him luck and we express our deepest appreciation for Dr. Phyllis Jestice's eight years of service to the department as chair.
Drs. Phyllis Jestice and Jeff Bowersox will be leaving USM. They have been valued colleagues and we wish them well. Dr. Jestice will become the chair of the History Department at the College of Charleston. Dr. Bowersox is currently a research fellow at King's College in London.
Each year, the Department of History presents a number of awards for outstanding undergraduate and graduate scholarship. Visit our scholarship page or contact Dr. Ken Swope for more information.
The World Civilization Film Series supplements world history courses with films shown on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in LAB 108. Check back for information on our fall schedule.
The War & Society Roundtable will meet on Tuesday, May 14, at 6pm in the Hattiesburg Library. Dr. Kyle Zelner and MA Candidate Stephanie Seal will lead the discussion on Generous Enemies by Judith Van Buskkirk. Copies of this year's schedule are available online.
Five members of the department will be recognized at the 2013 USM Faculty Award ceremony on May 3 at 12:30pm in the Trent Lott Center. Click for the program.
Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Zelner, this year's winner of the Arts & Letters Service Award. Well deserved.
When you see her, congratulate her. Dr. Heather Stur has received a Fulbright to spend the 2013-14 academic year studying in Vietnam. For more infomation, click here.
Senior history major Anna Todd earned the Best Undergraduate Paper Award at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference with a paper titled "Holy Experiments and Unholy Acts: Sex and Law in Colonial Massachusetts and Pennsylvania."