Society & Environment blog

  • New Book on Hopi History

    February 5, 2016

    A new book on Hopi history, “Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, Volume I, 1540–1679,” co-edited by Anton Daughters and six other scholars, is in print! This volume, the first in a two-part series published by The University of Arizona Press, covers the history and culture of the Hopi from 1540 […]

  • Finding Thomas Merton Talk

    September 25, 2015

    Dr. John Smelcer, Kirksville resident and scholar, will be giving a talk “Finding Thomas Merton” on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 7:30pm in MG2001. Thomas Merton (d. 1968), the author of of 65 books, is widely considered one of the most influential writers, Christian mystics, philosophers, and social rights activists of the 20th century. His The […]

  • Artifact Digging and Metal Detecting

    September 24, 2015

    History and Anthropology students enjoyed helping a crew from St. Louis using metal detectors in Kirksville’s Memorial Park to see if there were any artifacts remaining that can be connected to the Union Army that camped there before the Battle of Kirksville in 1862. Lots of small pieces were uncovered such as pieces of old […]