Clio: Sept 13, 2016

Alumni News One of our MA alumnae, Lisa Mercer.  She has just published an article “‘Where Airy Voices Lead’: Joan of Arc’s Auditions in Historical Debate”. Magistra, Vol. 22, No. 1 Summer 2016, pp. 25-40.  She also has begun her PhD program at Illinois. Dave Ulbrich, who, as you know, earned his M.A. in our … Read more

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African American Alumni Oral Histories

“The Ball State University African American Alumni Oral Histories collection provides online access to 20 interviews conducted with African Americans who attended or worked at Ball State University between 1950 and 2010 regarding their lives, careers, and college or graduate school experiences.  Interviews were conducted and recorded by Ball State University Honors College and Public History Program students … Read more

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Dr. Michael Doyle: “Free Radicals: How the Sixties Counterculture Transformed American Culture and Vice Versa.”

On April 21, Dr. Michael Doyle gave his sabbatical lecture “Free Radicals: How the Sixties Counterculture Transformed American Culture and Vice Versa.” He displayed the fruits of his labor in a manner typical of historians by bringing in a cartload of books read during his research. Dr. Doyle used the books as examples of the … Read more

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18th Annual Student History Conference 2015

A gallery of the pictures taken at the 18th Annual Student History Conference. *Unless otherwise noted, students pictured are Ball State students                        

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President Ferguson Meets the History Department

The History Department recently had the opportunity to meet with the university’s new president, Dr. Paul Ferguson.  Dr. Ferguson, a toxicologist, was a history minor during his undergraduate days. During his visit for a department meeting, several faculty members highlighted for him some of the programs and accomplishments of the Department of History. Dr. Michael … Read more

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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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