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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 […]

Ling selected as Hoover Institution Visiting Research Fellow

September 29, 2015

Huping Ling, Professor of History and Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor of the Chinese Ministry of education, has been selected as a Visiting Research Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. The Hoover Institution offered the fellowship to assist “(Dr. Ling’s) research at the Hoover Institution of Libraries […]

Battle of Kirksville (1862) Archaeological Survey

September 18, 2015

History and Anthropology students had a great time helping a crew from St. Louis on 11 September 2015. The archaeological survey was coordinated by Dr. Douglas Scott, Tom Thiessen, and archaeologist Dr. Steve Dasovich of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation. The goal of the survey is to see if any surviving artifacts can be linked to the Battle of […]

History Department Hosts Film Series

September 2, 2015

The History Department is commemorating the beginning of World War 1 by hosting several upcoming events. The first event will be a movie “Oh, What a Lovely War,” a 1969 musical film which summarizes and comments on the events of World War I using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of […]

Huping Ling

August 27, 2015

Huping Ling, Professor of History and Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor, the Chinese Ministry of education, has published the following books: Jinshan Yao: A New Chinese American History (in the Overseas Chinese History Series, China Overseas Chinese Publishing House, 2016). Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (co-editor, 2 Vols. M. E. Sharpe, 2010, Booklist/Reference Books […]