Tag: Abel Alves


  • 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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  • 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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