Mississippi Historical Society

Join the Mississippi Historical Society

The Mississippi Historical Society is a nonprofit membership organization that works closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  MHS has a unique blend of scholars and laypersons who share an interest in the history of Mississippi.  The next annual meeting will be March 5-6, 2020, in Cleveland, Mississippi. 



Call for Proposals for Annual Meeting

The Mississippi Historical Society is pleased to announce a call for individual papers and complete panels on topics related to the study of Mississippi history for presentation at its annual meeting March 5-6, 2020, in Cleveland, Mississippi. 

Undergraduate and graduate student participation is encouraged, in addition to scholarly work from professional historians in a variety of practices—archival, teaching faculty, and public historians. MHS values the ongoing work of educators across the state and would welcome proposals from elementary and secondary teachers offering unique deliveries of Mississippi history curriculum, community-engaged learning practices with local archives/libraries, or other partner-oriented learning opportunities. While all proposals are welcome, we are especially interested in topics and approaches that broaden our shared understanding of Mississippi’s culture, economy, political landscape, and social history.

Individual paper proposals should include a 250-word abstract of the topic, name and affiliation (institution of higher learning, school, business, government entity, museum, archive, etc.), and presenter’s contact information. Panel proposals should include a 500-word abstract that contains a brief description of each proposed topic and includes the names, affiliations, and contact information for each presenter. Proposals are due November 1, 2019.  Please send directly to mhs@mdah.ms.gov.