News from Our Public History Program Spring and Summer 2014

Two of our Public History majors completed internships during the spring semester.  Andrew Luce interned at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. The highlight involved his researching and helping fabricate the exhibition Spies, Lies and Paranoia: Americans in Fear, which interpreted Cold War-era spycraft and anti-Communist witch hunts. Andrew was even pictured … Read more

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Dr. DeSilva Visits Bologna and Rome

From June 2-19, 2014, I was researching in Italy; specifically in Bologna and Rome.  These were the chief cities of the former Papal States, which was the territory ruled by the Pope until the creation of the kingdom of Italy in 1861. Although all roads led to Rome, many undergraduates went to Bologna, which was the first university town. Officially called the … Read more

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Indiana State Parks History Tour Phone App Part 1

The History Department is proud to announce the launch of the Indiana State Parks History Tour Phone App part 1.  This was an Immerisive learning project directed by Dr. Ron Morris. iTunes and Google Play apps: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/indiana-state-parks-history/id854108968?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.indianaparks “Take a walking or driving tour of the history of the Indiana State Parks. Each park tour … Read more

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Perryville Battlefield App

An immersive learning project under the guidence of Dr. Ron Morris has made headlines in The Courier-Journal, KyForward, and SFGate! “This project is a model tour in the Kentucky State Park system in honor of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Civil War. The Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site and the Friends of the Battle … Read more

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Clio: Summer 2014

Bruce Geelhoed contributed a chapter  entitled “’Oh, she’s a rather rough war, boys, but she’s better than no war at all:’  The Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the Diarists of the Rainbow Division,”  in  Edward Lengel, editor, A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, published in May, 2014 by Wiley-Blackwell.  The entry is chapter 12 of the edition, pp. … Read more

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