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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Clio: Oct 5, 2014

Dr. Nicole Etcheson wrote several articles for The New York Times, “The Thermopylae of the West,”  published on September 29, 2014; “Massacre at Centralia,” published on September 30, 2014; and “A Union Awash in Conspiracies,” published on October 8, 2014. In October, Ken Hall presented an invited paper on “Commodity Flows, Diaspora Networking, and Borderless Spaces in … Read more

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The Emasculation of Civil War Hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

The Civil War deprived Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, hero of Gettysburg, of his manhood. Civil War buffs know Chamberlain as colonel of the 20th Maine, the regiment which held one end of the Union line atop Cemetery Ridge on the battle’s second day. In the 1993 movie, Jeff Daniels, playing Chamberlain, and the Maine men are … Read more

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Clio: Oct 25, 2013

Dr. Nicole Etcheson’s latest contribution to the New York Times Disunion blog, “Making War on the Draft,” came out October 18, 2013. Dr. Nina Mjagkij, who serves as a scholarly adviser for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, attended an Exhibition Content Review Meeting of the museum’s inaugural exhibit, titled “Making a Way out … Read more

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Clio: Oct 11, 2013

Congratulations to Jacob Dobbs who has accepted a position as a scanning specialist with History IT. Dr. Nicole Etcheson published “Massacre at Baxter Springs,” on the New York Times Disunion blog. Dr. Ken Hall’s book, Networks of Trade, Polity, and Societal Integration in Chola-era South India, c. 875-1279, has been published by the Primus Press (New Dehli, … Read more

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Clio: Sept 27, 2013

Congratulations to Dave Ulbrich (M.A. 1996) gave a lecture entitled “Thomas Holcomb and the Modern Marine Corps,” in New York City in May 2013. The lecture recently aired on C-SPAN 3and is also available to be seen here. Congratulations to William Jacobs has accepted a position as a history and geography teacher at Northrop High School in … Read more

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Clio: Sept 6, 2013

Eric Spall (M.A. 2013) has had his essay, “The Disinterested and Heroic Quality of a Volunteer: European Mercenaries and the Continental Army” accepted for publication in the Spring 2014 edition of Early American Studies. The essay was originally written for HIST 613. The Ball State Mu-Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, national history honorary, inducted history students Ashley Cornwell, … Read more

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Clio: Aug 23, 2013

Dr. Scott Stephan’s review of Libra Hilde’s Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South appeared in the June issue of the American Historical Review. Dr. Sarah Drake Brown published her article, “Preparing Effective History Teachers: The Assessment Gap,” in The Journal of Social Studies Research 37(2013), 167-177. Dr. Nicole Etcheson published “Governor Morton’s … Read more

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