What to Expect at Today’s Student History Conference

The Ball State Department of History’s Student History Conference is once again upon us, an academic meeting-of-the-minds to be held within the conference and reception rooms of Ball State University’s L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Now in its twentieth year, this event is certain to again prove itself an indispensable facet of networking, discussing, and – … Read more

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27th Annual Burkhardt Lecture

The Ball State History Department is honored to announce the 27th Annual Burkhardt Lecture, which serves as the keynote address during our Student History Conference. It will be held in the Student Center Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. on February 24th.

New this year! For those who cannot attend in person, for the first time you can watch the Burkhardt Lecture on our live video feed!

You can access the live video feed by clicking here.

This year, Dr. Whitney Walton of Purdue University will present “Women, War, and the History of Emotions in France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era”. Professor Walton specializes in the cultural, social, and gender history of modern Europe and modern France; in French-American relations in the twentieth century; and in internationalism.

Her most recent book, Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad: France and the United States, 1890-1970 analyzes how students abroad experienced challenges to national stereotypes, re-evaluated their own national identities, and learned toleration and appreciation for cultural difference.

Dr. Walton is also the author of Eve’s Proud Descendants: Four Women Writers and Republican Politics in Nineteenth-Century France, a biographical study and historical analysis of four female literary figures, including George Sand, who rescripted republicanism to include a public role for women by offering an egalitarian alternative to the patriarchal family and the gendered separation of spheres.

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Save the Date! Student History Conference

This February 24th is our 20th Annual Student History Conference and Burkhardt Lecture presented by the History Department at Ball State University.

Details will follow soon – but you can anticipate a full day of sharing ideas, mingling with faculty, a special information session on our Master of Arts in History program, and recognition for the best scholarship of the day.

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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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25th Annual Burkhardt Lecture 2015

“Talking Past Each Other: Languages of Race and Colonialism in France during the First World War” Dr. Richard S. Fogarty, Associate Professor, University at Albany, SUNY In the United States racism has historically been overt.  From outright slavery to the Jim Crow laws that were still present until the mid 60s, racism was a very visible aspect … Read more

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