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
History Student Hannah Fuller shares her experience with innovative, cross-disciplinary hands-on research in the History department, including experimental archaeology, visiting museums, building her own virtual exhibition, and publishing her research in Logos: A Journal of Undergraduate Research (Fall 2021). Congratulations to Hannah for her exceptional work! “I began … [Read more...] about Innovative Student Research: Hannah Fuller explores ancient Egyptian funerary masks
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?
In celebration of Missouri’s 2021 bicentennial anniversary, Ozarks Public Television, in partnership with other Public Television Association of Missouri stations, announces the broadcast premiere of “Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration.” The show will premiere at 8 p.m. Aug. 12. “I believe everyone can find tidbits of history and knowledge in the documentary that will … [Read more...] about Discover “Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration”
The History Department is pleased to announce its winners of our Undergraduate and Graduate History paper awards. Faculty nominate outstanding papers that they have received during the academic year and a faculty committee selects an undergraduate and graduate paper for special recognition. The 2021 undergraduate winner was Belle Johnson, whose paper, "More than a Trick of … [Read more...] about Undergraduate and Graduate Paper Award Winners: Belle Johnson & Dylan Johnson