CHASES is committed to supporting research in its core fields. As part of the mission it seeks to sponsor and publicize innovative research at the intersection of agricultural history, environmental history, and the history of science. Moreover, it seeks to facilitate such research by increasing the accessibility of primary resources.

CHASES Graduate Fellows

Each year, CHASES provides an additional stipend to one graduate student in the MSU History Department. The CHASES Graduate Fellow aids in the day‑to-day operations of the center and can be reached at

CHASES Visiting Fellows


Mikko Saikku, Helsinki University


Liu Xiangyang, The School of History and Culture, Hebei Normal University

An associate professor and master tutor in the School of History and Culture at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China, Liu Xiangyang is the author of The Game of Clean Air: An Examination of Air Pollution Control in the United States during the Twentieth Century (China Environmental Sciences Press, 2014). His current research project centers on a comparative study of Chinese and American environmental issues. At its core, Xiangyang’s research explores the tensions between economic development and environmental regulation by looking at issues like pollution abatement, water-resource management, and the growing politicization of science and technology.  

Agriulture and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletins, 1898-1970 

CHASES and the Mississippi State University Libraries received a grant from Project Ceres, which was used to support the digitization of MSU Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletins from 1898-1970.  The materials are now available and full-text online at MSU's institutional repository. Project Ceres is sponsored by the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), the Agriculture Network Information Center (AGNIC), and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and supports the digital preservation of print materials essential to study of the history and economics of agriculture. For more, visit the CRL Project Ceres site.