Digital Scholarship Lab Launching Soon

During today’s GIS Day, the History Department’s very own Jim Connolly and Doug Seefeldt presented on the opportunities that will be available to assist Ball State with storing and presenting research digitally with Ball State’s Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). Co-director Dr. Connolly, Research Director Dr. Seefeldt, and the BSU IDIA Lab are currently leading an innovative … Read more

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Clio: Nov 8, 2016

Alumni News Our congratulations to Kevin Cline, who has been named as The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2016 National History Teacher of the Year! A graduate magna cum laude from both the Ball State Honors College and the Department of History’s undergraduate Social Studies Education program in 2005, Mr. Cline subsequently finished his … Read more

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Experiencing History – Understanding Donald James McDougall

As the Department of History joins in today’s commemoration of all veterans, we are honored to feature the related work of one of our most recent graduates, Meghan McDougall (’15). While completing her senior year at Ball State, Meghan desired to compile a narrative which encapsulated the experience of her great-grandfather, Donald James McDougall, as … Read more

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Lucas Pint joins Department of History as New Academic Advisor

As scheduling for the spring session of 2017 begins, we at the Department of History find it fitting to formally introduce one of our newest faculty, Mr. Lucas Pint. Mr. Pint joins us in his new capacity as the academic advisor for the Anthropology, History, & Women and Gender Studies programs, each located with Burkhardt … Read more

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Mr. Kevin Cline, BSU History Alumni, Named 2016 National History Teacher of the Year!

Mr. Kevin Cline, a Ball State alumni from Marion, Indiana, has been named as The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2016 National History Teacher of the Year! Mr. Cline graduated magna cum laude from both the Ball State Honors College and the Department of History’s undergraduate Social Studies Education program in 2005. He subsequently … Read more

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Dr. Abel Alves presents at London, England conference

On September 9, Abel Alves presented “Images of Animals in the Early Modern Spanish Empire” at University College London.  The presentation was part of a daylong symposium on the visual representation of nonhuman animals in literature, art, film and other forms of documentation entitled “Animals in Visual Hispanism” organized by Jo Evans of the University … Read more

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Why Choose Ball State?

Ball State University, it’s a mid-sized school, with about 16,000 to 20,000 students enrolled. Majors range from telecommunications and actuarial science to elementary education and public history- and everything in between. The campus itself has a diverse student and faculty population, with a variety of students from different backgrounds, communities, and locations. Why should you … Read more

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Clio: Sept 13, 2016

Alumni News One of our MA alumnae, Lisa Mercer.  She has just published an article “‘Where Airy Voices Lead’: Joan of Arc’s Auditions in Historical Debate”. Magistra, Vol. 22, No. 1 Summer 2016, pp. 25-40.  She also has begun her PhD program at Illinois. Dave Ulbrich, who, as you know, earned his M.A. in our … Read more

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Timeless Love Found in Burkhardt

The Burkhardt Building has a long rich history at Ball State University.  Built in 1924, it was one of the first buildings at the Ball Teachers College.  Ball State’s footprint in Muncie began with the Ball brothers purchasing Eastern Indiana Normal School (the current Administration building) and the area between University, McKinley, Riverside and Tillotson … Read more

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News from Our Public History Program (6 Sept 2016)

Public History majors who completed internships during the summer ’16 semester include Sierra Trowbridge, who was the first placement our Program has had at Ball State’s David Owsley Museum of Art. Sierra has served as a docent (volunteer gallery guide) at the Museum for the past two years, which led to Tania Said, Director of Education, and Cathy … Read more

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