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Faculty opening in history

February 4, 2016

Truman State University is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position in the History Department to begin August ­­­2016. Must teach World History surveys, African History survey at the lower-division level, and a variety of major electives. See

Harry Laughlin and Eugenics

January 30, 2016

This website examines a sample of documents and photographs from the Harry H. Laughlin collection from Truman State University. It introduces topics from the eugenics movement from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries as they relate to Harry Laughlin’s work. Harry H. Laughlin (1880-1943) was a professor at North Missouri Normal School of the First District […]

The African American Experience in Missouri Series Inaugural Lecture

January 28, 2016

The inaugural lecture of The African American Experience in Missouri series featuring Diane Mutti Burke, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, will be held at 7 p.m. on February 3 in Jesse Auditorium of Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. In her presentation, Contesting Slavery: […]

Global Issues Colloquium to Discuss Recent Central African Community

As part of the Global Issues Colloquium Series, classical and modern language professors Sana Camara and Ron Manning will moderate “Kirksville’s Newest Immigrants: A Growing Central African Community” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Magruder Hall 2001.The colloquium will feature Kirksville resident Richard Yampayana, professors John Quinn and Sally Cook, and recent Congolese immigrants. The […]

TSU’s Digital Library Introduces “Experiences from the Great War”

November 11, 2015

As part of a collaborative effort to highlight the centenary of World War I, the Truman State University Digital Library in Pickler’s Special Collections recently announced a new collection: Experiences from the Great War. This collection is comprised of the E. M. Violette Collection of WWI Soldiers’ Letters and select WWI posters.

Bus trip to National WWI Museum

November 10, 2015

As part of the History department’s commemoration of the centennial of the Great War, Dr. Jeff Gall and 20 Truman students took a bus trip to the National World War I Museum Sunday, 8 November. They had a great day with perfect weather for the “sold-out” trip, partially funded by the History Department Endowment.  Everyone loved Arthur Bryant’s and […]

History WWI Film Series

Truman’s History Department will present Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) for the fourth and final film in this fall’s World War I Film Series.  Directed by Jean Renoir, this 1937 film is considered by many critics to be one of the masterpieces of French cinema.  This story of French soldiers in a German prisoner of […]

Torbjörn Wandel, How Chess Paved The Way For Globalization

October 23, 2015

Presented By The Truman Faculty Forum The World In A Game: How Chess Paved The Way For Globalization A Lecture by Torbjörn Wandel, Professor Of History Wednesday November 4, 2015, at 7:00 pm In Baldwin 176 (Little Theatre) In his world history of this ancient game, Torbjörn Wandel does not just tell an engaging tale […]

Jason McDonald featured speaker at WWI symposium

October 20, 2015

Dr. Jason McDonald, visiting assistant professor of history, is a featured speaker at a November 6-7, 2015 symposium at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City on the Global War, 1915 | Empires at War, Churchill’s Gallipoli and an America Divided. This symposium explores the rising tensions in America and the globally escalating […]

Kentucky Folk Art

October 8, 2015

Jerrold Hirsch, professor emeritus of history, has published, “Kentucky Folk Art: New Deal Approaches,” in Kentucky By Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture, ed. Andrew Kelly. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2015. The book has been nominated for the Fred Kniffen Book Award for the best authored book in the field of North American […]