Are you interested in history? Well, look no further than Talking History, a new joint venture between Missouri State University Department of History and KSMU Radio. What is Talking History? Talking History is a monthly radio program and podcast in which hosts Djene Bajalan and Patrick Needham interview scholars and historians about the ideas, people, and events that … [Read more...] about Talking History: Missouri State Department of History’s New Radio Show!
The Department of History would like to congratulate the department's Best Essay Prize winners for the academic year 2022-2023. Each year, faculty nominate students for the award with one undergraduate and one graduate paper receiving the “Best Essay” accolade in this departmental competition. The authors of the winning papers receive $250 and have their names engraved on a … [Read more...] about Best Essay Awards (2022-2023)
Juneteenth falls on June 19. It’s the newest federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Dr. Marlin Barber, senior instructor of history at Missouri State University, explains to BestColleges.com the meaning and significance of Juneteenth, as well as how colleges and students can celebrate it. … [Read more...] about Understanding Juneteenth
The research of Dr. Julia Troche has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind's Eye, the university's research publication. Her story, which focuses on her interests in power structures and death in the ancient world, was recently posted on the site. Here's an excerpt from the story: A key goal of Troche’s research is to analyze and present information from a different … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Troche
Dr. Julia Troche is an Egyptologist who delves into the realm of ancient Egypt and Assyria. One of her main research areas examines the intersection of religion and society in the ancient world. It involves thinking about how religious and social practices, norms and ideology confronted each other or worked together. Last December, Troche who’s an assistant professor of history … [Read more...] about How the dead in ancient Egypt became gods