History Blog

  • Global Issues Colloquium

    February 21, 2017

    When Elephants Fight: How Global Geopolitical Changes Affect African Institutions “Dr. Quinn will discuss his book which describes how two region-wide shifts in prevailing political and economic institutions and practices of sub-Saharan Africa can be linked to two prior global geopolitical realignments: the end of WWII with the ensuing American and Soviet led bipolar system, […]

  • Truman Foundation Scholarship Applications Available

    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2017-18 are now available. Applications can be submitted and revised until the deadline of midnight, March 9. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Scholarships, Foundation Scholarship Application. This is the primary application process for current students. The process […]

  • Ling Donates Papers to Hoover Institute

    January 31, 2017

    Huping Ling donates her father’s archives to Hoover, with Dr. Erick Wakin, the Director of Hoover Archives and Library, and Dr. Hsiao-ting Lin, the Curator of the East Asian Collection and Research Fellow, 16 December 2016. For additional information about the papers involved see the full story at http://www.hoover.org/news/hoover-archives-acquires-papers-linghu-pu-nationalist-official-north-china

  • Huping Ling featured in The World Journal

    January 24, 2017

    Professor Huping Ling was featured on 22 January 2017 in The World Journal. The article, “Huping Ling Uncovers Unknown Chines History at the Hoover Institution Archives,” highlights her findings from her current book project “Sword Blue: A Chiang Kai-shek’s Man.” It depicts a century-long history of China from 1910 to 2010 through the glories, sufferings, and […]

  • Spring history lectures

    January 12, 2017

    Early-Vreeland Lecture: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, VH1000. Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will discuss how capitalism can be overcome through increased democracy using the recent global economic crisis as an example. Wolff’s approach will help explain recent problems with globalization, including the current populist backlash that is sweeping […]

  • Study Abroad Foundation Scholarships Now Available

    December 12, 2016

    Foundation scholarships for those studying abroad in 2017 are open to students. Applications are online and are due by midnight, Jan. 19. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab and click “Foundation Scholarship Application” under Student Finance.

  • Mount Vernon Internships and Leadership Fellowships

    December 6, 2016

    Mount Vernon offers a number of opportunities each summer for internships and rising sophomores can apply for prestigious Leadership Fellows program (a 6-week summer institute). For more information see their website or TSU’s Facebook page.

  • TSU Historical Society 110th Anniversary

    December 5, 2016

    Truman’s Historical Society is 110 years old! Come and celebrate this milestone with us. The Historical Society is hosting a potluck on Friday, 9 December, at 7pm in Violette Hall 1408. Pizza and ice cream cake will be provided; please bring a side dish.

  • Mandell Highlighted by Missouri Humanities Council

    December 1, 2016

      Dr. Daniel Mandell, recipient of the Missouri Humanities Council‘s 2015 Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, has just been highlighted in the fall/winter 2016 issue of MOHumanities (45-46).