What to Expect at Today’s Student History Conference

The Ball State Department of History’s Student History Conference is once again upon us, an academic meeting-of-the-minds to be held within the conference and reception rooms of Ball State University’s L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Now in its twentieth year, this event is certain to again prove itself an indispensable facet of networking, discussing, and – … Read more

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“Muncie Votes! Middletown’s Contribution to National Politics” Hits Bracken Library’s Archives and Special Collections

Released on the heels of this year’s presidential election, the Ball State University Archives & Special Collections exhibit, “Muncie Votes! Middletown’s Contribution to National Politics” will be displayed in Bracken Library through January 27, 2017. The installation seeks, as the Ball State Libraries report, to “present national presidential politics and campaigns through the lens of … 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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Department of History Student Interns with Ball State University Archives

An undergraduate student studying within the Department of History, I accepted an internship position with the Drawings + Documents Archive at Ball State University late last spring. My term as an intern, now in its second half, will last through the greater portion of the fall semester during the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. The archive is located within … Read more

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