History Blog

  • 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.

  • 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 […]