Blog Archives

Constitution Day Lecture

September 11, 2014

Join us for “Equality as the Foundation for Liberty: Reading the Declaration and Constitution Together,” a lecture that will be presented by Prof. Danielle Allen, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Little Theater, Baldwin Hall. The Declaration and Constitution are often thought to stand in tension […]

David Hutchinson

May 12, 2014

The Che Talking Hour

May 8, 2014

Che Guevara Final Project film from Che at the Movies (HIST 365), Truman State University, May 2014.

Class trip to Truman Home

April 15, 2014

On April 12, 1945, Harry S. Truman became president of the United States following the death of his predecessor, Franklin Roosevelt.  On the 69th anniversary of that event, the weekend of April 12, 2014, students from Truman State University toured sites related to Truman in the greater Kansas City area. The students were members of […]

Is a 21st-century Federal Writers’ Project Possible?”

March 26, 2014

The Truman Faculty Forum presents: Dr. Jerrold Hirsch, History “FWP 2.0: Is a 21st-century Federal Writers’ Project Possible?” Wednesday, April 2, Baldwin 156 at 7p.m. Dr. Hirsch will explore the renewed interest in the New Deal’s Federal Writers’ Project since the economic implosion that began at the end of 2008. This renewed interest reflects seemingly […]

Ling Recognized for Distinguished Professorship in China

May 20, 2013

Huping Ling, professor of history, was honored with the distinguished Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship by the Central China Normal University, May 7. Huping Ling accepts a certificate recognizing her professorship from He Xianglin, the Party Secretary General of the CCNU. The New Changjiang Scholar Program, which began in 2012, is funded and administered by the […]

2013 Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture

April 16, 2013

Dr. Shannon Fogg, associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, delivered the 2013 Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture on March 26. Her lecture was entitled “Stealing Home: The Looting of Jewish Apartments in Paris During the Second World War.”  Dr. Fogg is an authority on life in Vichy France.  Cambridge University Press published […]

Professor Ling Selected Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor and Rutgers Asian American Studies Today Book Series Editor

September 20, 2012

Huping Ling, Professor of History, has been selected as Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor, by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The New Changjiang Scholar Program beginning in 2012 is funded and administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is designed to select eminent scholars in the world to help internationalize China’s higher education and research. […]

The Mothers of Diana

May 2, 2012

Marc Becker’s Latin American History at the Movies made the following film depicting Argentina’s Dirty War. The Dirty War was known for the government’s ability to make people “disappear” as it targeted guerrillas and other opposition.The film follows the story of a young woman as she discovers the truth about her family and is forced […]

History statement on teacher/scholars

April 27, 2012

The teacher/scholar model lies at the heart of any successful liberal arts and sciences institution, and must remain at the center of the Guiding Coalition’s work in imagining the future of Truman State University. It contributes to an intellectually vibrant community with a pervasive sense of the value of the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty […]