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
What comes to mind when you think about the Ozarks? Perhaps it is its unique geographic features or rich history. It may be the hillbilly stereotype or story of the Baldknobbers. With the goal of presenting the region’s most complete portrait, historian Dr. Brooks Blevins started to write a comprehensive history of the Ozarks a few years ago. It resulted in a trilogy. The first … [Read more...] about Delving into modern Ozarks
In ancient Egypt, cats were initially adopted as useful predators and gradually became symbols of divinity and protection. How and why did these animals gain their important role? Dr. Julia Troche, Egyptologist and assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, offers some insights to History.com. … [Read more...] about Why did ancient Egyptians revere cats?