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
Every year for Women’s HERstory Month the Gender Studies Program and Office of Multicultural Programs at Missouri State University celebrate students, staff, and faculty who are nominated for their “encouragement, mentoring, and support provided to other women and femme identified individuals” and for their “commitment to positively influencing the lives of others” through … [Read more...] about History Professors Dr. Troche and Dr. Mellors Conferred Faculty Womxn of Distinction Awards for 2020 and 2021
One of the aims of the National History Day contest is to promote critical inquiry among 6-12 grade students into historical topics related to an annual theme that is both broad in its scale and scope. This year’s theme, Communication in History: The Key to Understanding, asked students to think about and explore how the methods and modes of communication have changed over time … [Read more...] about 2021 Winners of the Virtual History Day Contest in Springfield