News from Our Public History Program by Director Michael Doyle

We have two Public History majors interning this spring semester, both of them at sites that are new hosts of students from our Program.  Abby Kaicy is based at the Indiana State Police Museum in Indianapolis, where she is assisting curator Lauren Baker with cataloguing objects and documents.  Rishad Readus, who is concurrently completing his … Read more

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An Alumnus Reflects: Historian in the Making

When I first arrived at Ball State University I was unsure of what I would find. Just weeks before I had discovered the BSU history department’s website, decided to apply for graduate school, and been accepted. With two days before classes began I pulled into Muncie with my car loaded down and quickly rented an apartment north of … Read more

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Clio: Feb 2, 2015

Alumni News Dustin Mack, a graduate student at BSU in 2008-2010, went on to pursue a PhD in Native American history at the University of Oklahoma.  In December he successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctorate.  “This would have never been possible without the education and support I received at BSU. Thank you for all … Read more

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Dean’s List – Fall 2015

The following students have earned a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester.  In order to be named to the Dean’s List, an undergraduate student must earn a 3.5 GPA for 12 or more credits of graded course work.  This designation will appear on your academic transcript. Congratulations on a job well done! … Read more

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Windy City Graduate History Conference

I am a PhD student in the History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is coordinating this year’s Windy City Graduate History Conference. We hope to have participants from as many universities as possible. Please direct any questions to me at mcmackin at uic.edu. Thank you, Marla McMackin Planning Committee Chair Windy City Graduate History Conference

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2016 Glass Gallery Exhibition Simmons Graduate Internship

There will be e a summer graduate internship opportunity at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan. Applications for the 2016 Glass Gallery Exhibition Simmons Graduate Internship will be accepted through February 26, 2016. Please visit https://www.thehenryford.org/about/grants.aspx for more information about the program and this year’s project.

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History and Geography Working Together

Every year Bracken Library helps sponsor GIS Day to give students the opportunity to display their work and learn more about Geographic Information Systems.  This year’s speaker, Colin Rose from the University of Toronto, has background knowledge in both GIS and Renaissance Florence.  In his presentation, “Geo-Spatial and Sensory Digital Map of Renaissance Florence,” he … Read more

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Classes Offered thru the History Department

HIST 446/546: History in the Digital Age, Professor Douglas Seefeldt, 9:00-9:50 am MWF Spring 2016      Historians, especially those who engage with the public, are increasingly becoming dependent on digital tools for both research and communication. What does it mean to do history in the digital age? How have relationships among teachers, researchers, students, librarians, archivists, … Read more

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The History of Comic Books

Dr. Abel Alves invited Christina Blanch, owner of Aw Yeah Comics in downtown Muncie to speak to his Hist 445 class about the evolution of comic books.  Ms. Blanch created the MOOC “Gender through Comic Books” in 2013 and has co authored the scholarly article “Do Serenity Comics Forecast Our Pedagogies of Identity Construction?” She … Read more

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