News from Our Public History Program (6 Sept 2016)

Public History majors who completed internships during the summer ’16 semester include Sierra Trowbridge, who was the first placement our Program has had at Ball State’s David Owsley Museum of Art. Sierra has served as a docent (volunteer gallery guide) at the Museum for the past two years, which led to Tania Said, Director of Education, and Cathy … Read more

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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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Department Recognitions

Our department was presented the Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award by the Indiana Historical Society in 2009. We received the award for our exceptional commitment to elementary school social studies education. The project provides in-service training to elementary school teachers through free workshops, weeklong seminars in towns across the state, and field trips to Indiana State Historic Sites. It also gives community … Read more

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Faculty Grants

Grant: “Ports-of-Trade, Maritime Diasporas, and Networks of Trade and Cultural Integration in the Bay of Bengal Region of the Indian Ocean: c. 1000-1500,”  Author: Kenneth HallPublish Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008University of Leiden Research Fellowship: 2008 Grant: Public History Internship Grant (3 Years: 2006-2009) Author: Michael DoylePublish Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008This grant, funded by the Minnetrista Cultural … Read more

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Faculty Awards 1975 – 2009

Jason Powell C. Warren Vander Hill Award for Distinguished Teaching in Honors Education 2008-2009 Anthony Edmonds Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award 1996 Christopher Thompson Excellence in Teaching Award 2008 Anthony Edmonds University Teaching Professor 1996 Carolyn Malone Lawhead Teaching Award in the Core Curriculum 2008 Glenda Riley Outstanding Research Award 1995 Kevin Smith Outstanding Faculty Service … Read more

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