The American Experience
War & Society
Medieval and Modern Europe
American South
Student Success Initative
The American Experience
War & Society
Medieval and Modern Europe
American South
Student Success Initative

Why Study History?

9 Reasons to Study History

(Inspired by this list by Kelly Marcus)

Studying History:

  1. Allows Us to Understand Society
  2. Allows Us Understand Change (especially over time)
  3. Provides a Sense of Identity
  4. Preserves Our Stories
  5. Inspires Us
  6. Teaches Us Warning Signs
  7. Helps Us Be Better People
  8. Teaches Us Amazing Skills (like creating arguments, using evidence, writing and speaking well)
  9. Makes Us Wicked Good at Trivia Games

For more on why to study History, click here.

Events

  • On Saturday, March 21st, 2015 the Department of History at the University of Southern Mississippi will once again host the Mississippi State Competition for National History Day--a nationwide competition for middle and high school students.   NHD encourages students to use their creativity to develop original historical research focused on an annual theme, which for 2015 is Leadership & Legacy in History.  The state contest will take place from 8am to 4pm in the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg camous of Southern Miss.  For more information and/or to register for the 2015 competition, click HERE

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