Phi Alpha Theta Invites You!

Dear History Student: This is an open invitation for students who may be eligible for induction into Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society.  To be inducted you must have completed at least twelve hours of credit in history and/or social science education courses, or sections of Honors College courses taught by Ball State … Read more

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HIST 497: Social History of Renaissance Europe, 1300-1700

This course is structured around an examination of the lifecycle in early modern Europe, beginning with birth and childhood, and continuing on to old age and death.  The class will look at a variety of social issues including sexuality, criminality, wealth, gender and social status. The course assignments will focus on primary sources as either objects of direct study or as ways to understand issues of social importance. If … Read more

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Ancient Studies Lecture

THE CITY OF CORINTH AND MACEDONIANS AFTER ALEXANDER THE GREAT Michael Dixon, History Professor and Assistant Dean  at the University of Southern Indiana This talk explores the relationship between Macedonia and Corinth during the Hellenistic period. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Burkhardt Building room 101. Free and Open to the Public.

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Beech Grove Cemetery: Create a Book and an App

Get a distinctive experience to wow your future employers – Students who have an interest in animation, anthropology, art, communication, computer science, English, graphic design, geography, history, historic preservation, interpretation, journalism, landscape architecture, natural resources and resource management, telecommunication, or related fields are welcome to apply. – Student need to have two professional references and a desire to work with Muncie content to interview for this class. … Read more

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18th Annual Student History Conference 2015

A gallery of the pictures taken at the 18th Annual Student History Conference. *Unless otherwise noted, students pictured are Ball State students                        

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25th Annual Burkhardt Lecture 2015

“Talking Past Each Other: Languages of Race and Colonialism in France during the First World War” Dr. Richard S. Fogarty, Associate Professor, University at Albany, SUNY In the United States racism has historically been overt.  From outright slavery to the Jim Crow laws that were still present until the mid 60s, racism was a very visible aspect … Read more

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Student History Conference 2015 Highlights

This was the theme the Dean of the College of Science and Humanities, Dr. Michael Maggiotto, set for the 18th Annual Student History Conference.  Will artifacts from the Disney movie “Frozen” or t-shirts glorifying the Grateful Dead represent the information available to future historians?  How will they interpret what they find? These observations highlight the importance … Read more

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Dr. Abel Alves BIG Questions BIG Ideas Lecture

On February 19th, Dr. Alves presented his lecture at the Kennedy Library, “Studying the Human Animal: A Bigger History.”  His lecture discussed many of the similarities between human culture and animal behavior.  People are undeniably mammals, but the idea that humans and animals are closely related at the social and behavior level can be a … Read more

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