All scholars interested in the mission of OSSECS are welcome to join.

The membership classes are as follows:

Graduate students: $ 5

Annual membership: $10

Sustaining member: $ 50

Life membership: $ 200

Annual membership is renewable within October of each calendar year. Life membership can be paid in three installments within a single year.

Payment is to be made by check to “The University of Southern Mississippi” or by credit card.

Potential new members can contact OSSECS Membership Coordinator Shep McKinley ( with questions.

Payment is made by check drawn on a U.S. bank and made out to “The University of Southern Mississippi.” Please write “OSSECS” in the memo line and provide your current information below. Return the OSSECS new member form or OSSECS member renewal form with your payment to:



Dept. of History

University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Dr. #5047

Hattiesburg MS 39406

Attn: Louis M. Kyriakoudes, treasurer

Membership will give title to participate in the reception, or luncheon, which will be organized in conjunction with our annual meetings as well as to a discount in the purchase of our series books. Benefits for members include a discount on the registration fee for participation in the SIP’s triennial conference, password protected access to a syllabus exchange, bibliographies, and primary sources available on our website, and eligibility for participation in the prize-awarding competition for the best dissertation related to the impact of the gospel of modernization on the economic and social cultures of the South. Membership also includes access to a reception or luncheon organized in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Southern Historical Association, a 20% discount on the volumes of the series “New Currents in the History of Southern Economy and Society”, and eligibility for participation in the dissertation prize competition.

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