Category: History


  • Curation Chronicles: Danielle Morrison Inventories at the History Center

      During the Fall 2021 semester, Danielle Morrison is interning at the History Center at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Under the direction of Ethan Bowers, she inventories objects and artifacts in the collection. Danielle’s main project is creating a tour of Lindenwood Cemetery to highlight stone art and significant figures who are buried there. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This […]

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  • Letter from the Chair

    Dear Students, Alumni, Friends, Staff and Faculty of the Ball State Department of History, On April 29, 2020, my first pandemic letter was posted online, and, as I write this on November 28, 2021, we continue to feel the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant carrying a large number of mutations […]

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  • History Good News: Fall 2021

    With the semester nearing its end, it’s time to celebrate the good news that #bsuhistory has to share! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Faculty On September 25, 2021, Dr. Dorshele Stewart gave the keynote speech at the College of Sciences and Humanities celebration of Dean’s List students. Dr. Emily Suzanne Johnson She reviewed The Eyes of Tammy Faye movie […]

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  • LGBTQ+ Muncie: A Labor of Love

    A Pioneering Project In the world of oral history, there is a huge need to capture the stories of the LGBTQ+ communities overlooked by mainstream media. This includes rural and mid-sized cities, such as Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Emily Johnson, an Assistant Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member in African American Studies and Women’s […]

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  • Jennifer Noffze’s History as a Collections Manager

    Jennifer Noffze graduated from Ball State University in 2000, earning a BA through the College of Sciences and Humanities. In 2016, Jennifer completed her MA in museum studies at John Hopkins University. Her experience includes being the Collections Department Assistant (2001-2002), Registrar/Archivist (2002-2015), and Collections Manager (2016-Present), all through the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. _________________________________________________________ […]

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  • Letter from the Chair Spring 2021

    On April 29, 2020, my first pandemic year letter was posted online. Today, I find myself writing yet another letter. In that first letter I wrote about borrowing perspective from the past. Today, I want to write about the future. As of April 27, 2021, the world has now seen over 147 million confirmed cases […]

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