History Blog

  • Fire, Pestilence, & Death in St Louis

    October 11, 2018

    Author of Book on St. Louis Great Fire to Deliver Public Lecture on Campus The History Department and Pickler Memorial Library will be co-hosting Christopher Alan Gordon on “A Dramatic Turning Point: St. Louis 1849” at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Baldwin Hall 201. Gordon is director of library and collections for the […]

  • Undergraduate Prize Winner

    August 10, 2018

    Anne Morgan, Truman history undergraduate major, has won the 2018 Pencak Award for her essay “The Philadelphia Riots of 1844: Republican Catholicism and Irish Catholic Apologetics.” Ms Morgan wrote the paper as a requirement of a spring 2018 class in American Religious History ~~ The Pencak Award is given annually by the Pennsylvania Historical Association […]

  • Ben Wallis received history academic honors

    June 1, 2018

    Graduating senior and double history and political science major Ben Wallis received the Outstanding Student Award in history at the May 11, 2018 academic honors awards ceremony. Wallis was a 2017 recipient of a TruScholars award, and was a preceptor in two student-initiated courses,”Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement” (Spring 2017) and “Introduction to the […]

  • Cuba Student Panel

    April 17, 2018

    On Thursday, April 19, 7pm, in Baldwin Hall Little Theater (BH 102), students from a Spring Break Study Abroad trip to Cuba will present on their experiences. Topics will include a discussion of gender, race, US-Cuba relations, healthcare, education, elections and political systems, infrastructure, agriculture, and capitalism vs. Cuban socialism. This presentation is part of […]

  • 2018 Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture

    April 9, 2018

    Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 7 pm Baldwin Hall Little Theater (102) Professor Lorri Glover, John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair in History Saint Louis University Why do the Founding Fathers Still Matter?

  • Missouri History Conference

    March 20, 2018

    On 16 March 2018, Rebecca Ohmer and Travis Rolstead, history majors who graduated from Truman in 2017, presented papers at the Missouri Conference on History in Jefferson City. Ohmer, who is currently completing an MAE degree at Truman, delivered a presentation entitled “The ‘Attentive Superintendent’: Harry H. Laughlin’s Leadership of the Kirksville Public School System, […]

  • Study Abroad in Cuba

    November 6, 2017

    Information sessions on this intensive international learning experience will be held Wednesday, November 15, 3:30 p.m., MC211 and Thursday, 30 November at 5 p.m.in  MC209.   For more information and an application, students can go to http://witnessforpeace.org/event/revolutionary-cuba/ or contact Marc Becker at MC 227, marc@truman.edu, x6036.

  • Spend Spring Break in Cuba!

    History professor Marc Becker is offering a new study abroad opportunity to learn about the history and contemporary events in Cuba. During the midterm break (March 10-18, 2018), students will have a unique opportunity to travel to Cuba to take a close look at issues of global economics, conflict and peace, race, culture, the environment, […]

  • Made in History: A New Blog for Engaging the Public

    August 30, 2017

    Historical perspective is now more in demand than ever. Made By History, a new blog on WashingtonPost.com, offers historians a brand new platform to help the public “understand the history behind the breakneck news.”