H-Southern-Industry is a continuation of the successful academic discussion list that was created to support the Southern Industrialization Project (SIP). The original SIP listserv began in January 1997 and currently has members from around the world who are interested in exchanging ideas and data about Southern industrialization.  In October 2012, the organization vote to change its name to Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture and Society (OSSECS).

Recent Content

DEADLINE APPROACHING! CFPs: New Paths in the Environmental History of North American and the Ohio Valley


New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley

October 8-10, 2015

Louisville, Kentucky

Conference Conveners:

David Stradling (University of Cincinnati)

Mark Hersey (Mississippi State University)

Fellowship Announcement: Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South

To support the study of southern history and promote the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama, the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South and the University of Alabama Libraries will offer a total of eight fellowships in the amount of $500 each for researchers whose projects entail work to be conducted in southern history or southern studies at the W.S.

Happy New Year...and looking at the field in 2015 (discussion questions included)!

Greetings friends and fellow H-Net Southern Industry subscribers!

It has been an eventful year in OSSECS (check out the minutes from our November 2014 business meeting)! The Executive Committee and Conference Committee are excited to be planning our next conference for the summer of 2016 in Huntsville, AL, and we look forward to planning some great conversations and events.