Category: History


  • Curation Chronicles: Dorien Scheets Travels to Tumacácori National Historical Park

    In May 2020, Monticello resident Dorien Scheets was offered a six-month long paid internship with Tumacácori National Historical Park in Tumacacori, Arizona. This internship is funded through the National Park Foundation’s Women in Parks initiative. The aim of Dorien’s internship is to research and interpret Mission records from the 1700s and 1800s, written exclusively by […]

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    Good News from History: Fall 2020

    As the semester draws to a close, we want to share some good news from the Department of History. The Public History Program celebrates four interns gaining over 2,400 combined hours of hands-on experience at their host sites this semester. Sophia Hoffert interned with the Notable Women of Delaware County, Indiana project and curating an […]

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  • New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Wendy Soltz leads the Public History Program

    Dr. Soltz is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program. She specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, Jewish history, public history, museum studies, and digital history. In 2017, the Association for Jewish Studies Review published her first article “Just Miles Away but Worlds Apart: Examining Jewish Participation in Integration Programs at Black Mountain College and […]

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  • Letter from the Chair Fall 2020

    Dear Students, Alumni and Friends of the Ball State Department of History, Our current historical context continues to be very challenging for all of us, but I can assure you that we are learning to be very nimble in the Department of History, and we are learning to respond to the circumstances around us, balancing […]

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  • Letter from the Chair Spring 2020

    The importance of historical perspective In the Ball State Department of History, we teach students how to present the narrative that makes the most sense of the evidence. We teach the quest for truth. We are not the heroic frontline workers who contribute in healthcare and at supermarkets. We are “only historians,” but as historians […]

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    Good News from History: Spring 2020

    Welcome to a new feature on the CSH blog: Good News. As the semester draws to a close, we want to share some good news from our community, starting with the Department of History. Faculty This year three History professors celebrated milestone anniversaries in teaching at Ball State. Congratulations to Profs. Bruce Geelhoed (45 years), […]

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