Dr. Kevin Smith was recently in London to deliver two papers on maritime warfare in the Second World War and Operation TORCH. The conferences were held at historic sites in Greenwich and Sandhurst. Here are some photos from those sites. This is also the location where the final battle from the Thor 2 movie took place.
Last week, Dr. Sergei Zhuk led an information session on the history of the ethnic groups who have lived in Ukraine. This came about due to the recent protests against the ruling oligarchy in Ukraine and the Russian decision to annex the Crimean region of Ukraine. The Russian claim on the region is based on a … Read more
What images come to mind when you think about the Holocaust? Ghettos, starving children, scenes from “Schindler’s List”? Would any of those images include victims forgiving the Nazis? Eva Kor has done just that. The documentary, “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” discusses her journey to forgiveness. As a victim of Auschwitz and Dr. Josef Mengele’s twin experiments, … Read more
Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Greg Anderson from Ohio State University gave the annual Ancient Studies lecture to a room full of captivated students. I would say that it was standing room only, but that wasn’t even true as some students sat outside the door around the corner to be able to hear his lecture. Dr. Anderson … Read more
Take and moment and think about a topic that brings out your inner passion. It is something that drives you and makes you want to share your knowledge with others. When the subject comes up in conversation, your enthusiasm helps drive the entire discussion. Maybe you haven’t found a topic like this in your life yet, but … Read more
Dr. Richard Burkhardt and his wife Dorothy have been important influences at Ball Stateover the many years they spent at the university. Their son, Dr. Richard Burkhardt Jr., has also built strong relationships at Ball State due to his parents’ legacy, and like his father, Dr. Burkhardt Jr. studied history and eventually earned his PhD … Read more
*** UPDATE: Dr. Richard W. Burkhardt passed away on March 4, 2014, the day after this blog post was published. Rather than amend it, it was decided to leave it as is. To read more about Dr. Burkhardt’s final arrangements visit: A Living Legend no More. *** There are many buildings on campus named after … Read more