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)
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
A warm congratulations to our department’s former graduate assistant, Jacob Brandler (MA 2020), who has been accepted into the University of Oxford’s doctoral program. Under the direction of Dr. Adam Smith and with the support of the Mary Blaschko Scholarship from Linacre College, Jacob plans to continue his research into the concepts of personhood in Antebellum America, … [Read more...] about MSU History MA Graduate Heads to Oxford
The Department of History would like to congratulate our alumnus, Dr. Sean Wempe, on the publication of Chronic Disparities Public Health in Historical Perspective (Oxford University Press). This is Dr. Wempe’s second book and obviously one that is extremely topical. Dr. Kathleen Kennedy … [Read more...] about History Department Alumnus Publishes Book on Public Health