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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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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The History of Comic Books

Dr. Abel Alves invited Christina Blanch, owner of Aw Yeah Comics in downtown Muncie to speak to his Hist 445 class about the evolution of comic books.  Ms. Blanch created the MOOC “Gender through Comic Books” in 2013 and has co authored the scholarly article “Do Serenity Comics Forecast Our Pedagogies of Identity Construction?” She … Read more

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Big History with Craig Benjamin

It is not uncommon for professors to invite guest speakers to their classes to help provide specialized expertise to the classroom experience.  Dr. Alves took advantage of this precedent when he invited Dr. Craig Benjamin to speak to his HIST 445: History and Historians class and Dr. Drake Brown’s SS 395: Teaching SS in Secondary Schools class to answer … Read more

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Dr. Abel Alves BIG Questions BIG Ideas Lecture

On February 19th, Dr. Alves presented his lecture at the Kennedy Library, “Studying the Human Animal: A Bigger History.”  His lecture discussed many of the similarities between human culture and animal behavior.  People are undeniably mammals, but the idea that humans and animals are closely related at the social and behavior level can be a … Read more

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Clio: Sept 17, 2014

Scott Parkinson’s book, The Impact of Western Civilization on World History, was published by Cognella Publishing in California late this past summer.  He contributed all of the introduction material for the individual units. This summer saw publication of two articles and a book review by Abel Alves: –     “Individuality and the Understanding of Animals … Read more

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