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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27th Annual Burkhardt Lecture

The Ball State History Department is honored to announce the 27th Annual Burkhardt Lecture, which serves as the keynote address during our Student History Conference. It will be held in the Student Center Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. on February 24th.

New this year! For those who cannot attend in person, for the first time you can watch the Burkhardt Lecture on our live video feed!

You can access the live video feed by clicking here.

This year, Dr. Whitney Walton of Purdue University will present “Women, War, and the History of Emotions in France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era”. Professor Walton specializes in the cultural, social, and gender history of modern Europe and modern France; in French-American relations in the twentieth century; and in internationalism.

Her most recent book, Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad: France and the United States, 1890-1970 analyzes how students abroad experienced challenges to national stereotypes, re-evaluated their own national identities, and learned toleration and appreciation for cultural difference.

Dr. Walton is also the author of Eve’s Proud Descendants: Four Women Writers and Republican Politics in Nineteenth-Century France, a biographical study and historical analysis of four female literary figures, including George Sand, who rescripted republicanism to include a public role for women by offering an egalitarian alternative to the patriarchal family and the gendered separation of spheres.

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Immersive Learning and History: How an Academic Department Makes a Difference in the Community

Ron Morris will present Immersive Learning and History: How an Academic Department Makes a Difference in the Community at Ball State

This Wednesday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m., Professor Ron Morris will present “Immersive Learning and History: How an Academic Department Makes a Difference in the Community”. Professor Morris will show how students affiliated with the History Department help communities with educational projects, interpretive experiences, and heritage tourism. A variety of projects from multiple locations primarily from Indiana will be examined for the clues of best practice, student autonomy, and developing student leadership.


The lecture will be presented in Burkhardt 100.


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What Middletown Read

It is a notable fact that as a library grows the public grows up to it. –Muncie Daily News, July 6, 1897 Our public libraries are plainly destined to be a leading feature of the civilization of the future. –Muncie Daily News, July 6, 1897 The condition of its library is the intellectual pulse of … Read more

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History Dept Alumnus to Speak at Ball State

Dr. David J. Ulbrich is an alumnus of Ball State University who earned an M.A. in history in 1996. He will be having a special meeting for History Majors, Monday, Sept 14th at 1:00 pm in BB 100. He taught at BSU from 2004 and 2008.  During these years, Ulbrich received the “Outstanding Educator” from … 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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Kumcu Memorial Lecture: “Greece in Crisis”

Dr. Neovi Karakatsanis (IU-South Bend) will be this year’s Erdogan Kumcu Memorial Lecturer. Her lecture is entitled: “Greece in Crisis: The Human and Political Dimensions.” This presentation will focus on the human and political dimensions of the Greek economic crisis and the international response. It will consider the tremendous human and social costs of the … Read more

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Careers in History Symposium

“What careers are open to me if I want to be an historian?” The IUPUI History Department is sponsoring an event to answer that question.  For more information visit the National Council on Public History webpage.  If you are interested in attending talk to Dr. Michael Doyle because transportation is being provided.  You can preregister … Read more

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