History Blog

  • Library staff and faculty rock!!

    May 27, 2020

    A huge shout out from the History department faculty to our fabulous librarians in Pickler Memorial. They do terrific work every day, but went above and beyond during the spring 2020 semester!!

  • Dr Jason McDonald in KCPT Flatland

    April 10, 2020

    Jason McDonald, Assistant Professor of History, was recently interviewed by Flatland, the digital magazine of Kansas City Public Television (KCPT). The interview features in “The Gene: A Brief History of Eugenics in the Heartland,” which accompanies KCPT’s airing of Ken Burn’s documentary The Gene: An Intimate History.

  • Missouri History Conference

    March 23, 2020

    Students Ben Smythe (MAE history), Alexandra Miller (BA history) and Tucker Broadbooks (BA history) represented Truman at the Missouri Conference on History in St. Louis, March 12, by participating in a panel entitled “New Perspectives on the Presidency of Harry Truman.” The panel was chaired by Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history. Smythe presented a paper entitled “Defying Defeat: Harry Truman and the […]

  • October 14, 2019

  • Historical Society Writing Workshop

    April 16, 2019

    Hello Historians! I know it’s getting to the last of the semester so everyone is busy with papers and studying, but luckily for you Historical Society is here to help! This Thursday we will be cohosting a writing workshop with the Writing Center. I hope you can all come down to VH 1428 at 6:30 […]

  • Students (Current and Recently Graduated) and Faculty Represent Truman at Missouri Conference on History in Kansas City

    March 18, 2019

    Professor Marc Becker, Department of History, chaired a session on “Imperialism and Resistance in Latin America” at the Missouri Conference on History held in Kansas City, Missouri, March 6-8, 2019. On the same panel, History major Shannon Fetzner delivered a paper entitled “Assimilation, Resistance, or Both? Indigenous Responses to Christianity in Colonial Peru.” On the […]

  • White House Decision Center

    March 5, 2019

    On 4 March 2019, the HIST 367, Life and Presidency of Harry S. Truman class visited the White House Decision Center at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. They participated in the Korean War simulation. They opted for American involvement in the conflict, but against crossing the 38th Parallel or dropping […]

  • Professor Daniel Mandell Speaks at Mizzou

    January 5, 2019

    On 25 January at 3:30 pm in Jesse Hall 2018-2019 Distinguished Research Fellow and Truman State Professor Daniel Mandell will dissect how the agreement reflected early modern European and English paradigms of relations with indigenous peoples, as Plymouth respected Wampanoag sovereignty even as it claimed the right to judge potential conflicts between individuals from the […]

  • 2018 Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture

    November 29, 2018

  • Faculty Presentation on WWI Propaganda Posters

    November 5, 2018

    Amanda Langendoerfer, Pickler, and Jason McDonald, History, will present on Pickler Memorial Library’s collection of WWI posters.