Annual Meeting - March 10-11, 2022

The annual meeting takes place on a Thursday and Friday in early March each year. Jackson hosts the meeting every other year. In addition to presenting annual awards, the meeting offers opportunities for professional historians and lay people to come together to learn abut modern scholarship on the state's  history.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2021 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 10-11, 2022, in Hattiesburg.

Founded in 1858, MHS proudly embraces the contributions of scholars and laypersons interested in the study and dissemination of all aspects of Mississippi history. 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. MHS encourages interactive presentations that engage our participants’ interest and knowledge of Mississippi’s history through a collaborative approach that solicits feedback.

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 Friday, September 17, 2021.  Please send directly to mhs@mdah.ms.gov.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

  • March 10-11, 2022 in Hattiesburg
  • March 5, 2021 in Jackson (virtual meeting)
  • March 5-6, 2020 in Cleveland
  • February 28-March 2, 2019 in Natchez
  • March 1-3, 2018 in Jackson
  • March 2-4, 2017 in Gulfport
  • March 3-5, 2016 in Jackson
  • March 5-7, 2015 in Corinth
  • March 6-8, 2014 in Jackson
  • February 28-March 2, 2013 in Vicksburg
  • March 1-3, 2012 in Columbus
  • March 3-5, 2011 in Jackson
  • March 4-6, 2010 in Gulfport
  • March 5-7, 2009 in Jackson
  • March 6-8, 2008 in Starkville
  • March 1-3, 2007 in Jackson
  • March 2-4, 2006 in Natchez
  • March 3-5, 2005 in Jackson
  • March 4-6, 2004 in Tupelo
  • March 6-8, 2003 in Jackson
  • February 28-March 2, 2002 in Hattiesburg
  • March 1-3, 2001 in Oxford
  • 2000 in Jackson
  • 1999 in Biloxi
  • 1998 in Natchez
  • 1997 in Jackson
  • 1995 in Columbus
  • 1994 in Jackson
  • 1993 in Pascagoula
  • 1991 in Meridian
  • 1990 in Jackson
  • 1987 in New Orleans, LA (joint meeting with Louisiana Historical Association)
  • 1986 in Vicksburg
  • 1985 in Jackson
  • 1984 in Biloxi
  • 1983 in Cleveland
  • 1982 in Natchez
  • 1981 in Jackson
  • 1980 in Gulfport
  • 1979 in Jackson
  • 1978 in Starkville
  • 1977 in Biloxi
  • 1976 in Natchez
  • 1975 in Jackson
  • 1974 in Biloxi
  • 1973 in Columbus
  • 1972 in Jackson
  • 1971 in Biloxi
  • 1970 in Oxford
  • 1969 in Hattiesburg
  • 1968 in Cleveland
  • 1967 in Natchez
  • 1966 in Starkville
  • 1965 in Biloxi
  • 1964 in Meridian
  • 1963 in Vicksburg
  • 1962 in Corinth
  • 1961 in Jackson
  • 1960 in Biloxi
  • 1959 in Hattiesburg
  • 1958 in Columbus
  • 1957 in Natchez
  • 1956 in Oxford
  • 1955 in Vicksburg
  • 1954 in Biloxi
  • 1953 in Jackson (first since 1911)