Category: Historical Studies

Middle Eastern day connects students with culture, shatters stereotypes

Middle Eastern day connects students with culture, shatters stereotypes

Words and phrases used by western media to describe Arabs and Muslims do not exist among natives of the Middle East.
SIUE students participate in Dabke, a traditional group dance that varies by country in the Middle East. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Members of the SIUE Arabic club and Saudi Student Association hand out brochures about Arabic […]

Professor's book explores the history of Minnesota's mining towns

Professor’s book explores the history of Minnesota’s mining towns

The stories of the iron mining communities in northeast Minnesota may often get overlooked in American lore.
SIUE history professor Jeff Manuel speaks at his book signing event at the University bookstore in April. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Manuel)
Like the California gold rush, thousands fled to the region during the 19th century to mine huge deposits […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

Historical figures showcased in historical comparison

Historical figures showcased in historical comparison

Comparing two of the more famous western European explorers from different time periods required some innovative thinking by SIUE graduate student Samantha Thompson.
Historical Studies graduate student Samantha Thompson speaks during her presentation at Peck Hall April 8. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Thompson compared the two explorers during her Brown Bag series presentation titled “Motivations for Explorers: […]

History professor shares experiences in Africa during Brown Bag series

History professor shares experiences in Africa during Brown Bag series

Anthony Cheeseboro remembers the night he first dreamed in Arabic.
Dr. Anthony Cheeseboro, history professor, speaks at the Brown Bag series lecture in Peck Hall. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
He lay in his bed at the University of Khartoum in South Sudan during his’s dissertation studies at Michigan State University. Then a 30-year old PhD student,  he […]

Students, faculty participate in first Black Lives Matter conference

Students, faculty participate in first Black Lives Matter conference

SIUE students, faculty and local community members convened at the Morris University Center on Jan. 20 to discuss polarizing and controversial topics for SIUE’s first Black Lives Matter Conference.
Senior psychology major Melvina Chaney speaks on the student panel during the Black Lives matter conference Jan. 20 at the Morris University Center. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
The […]

SIUE grad broadens academic interests overseas

SIUE grad broadens academic interests overseas

Sean Severson, a 2014 SIUE graduate, attends Zhejiang University in China where he is pursuing a master’s degree in international relations. Severson earned a bachelor’s degree in history at SIUE. (Photo courtesy of Sean Severson)
SIUE alum Sean Severson takes a visit to the Tibetian Plateau in the Qinghai Province in western China. (Photo courtesy of […]

SIUE professor featured on CSPAN history program

SIUE professor featured on CSPAN history program

SIUE history professor Robert Paulett took a bit of a departure from a traditional class last September.
SIUE associate professor Robert Paulette's lecture on British colonialism and the sugar production in the Caribbean was broadcast on the C-SSPAN program "Lectures in History." (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
He spoke to his students in his U.S. History and Constitution […]

Paulett reveals larger contexts of history through presentation of colonial cartographer

Paulett reveals larger contexts of history through presentation of colonial cartographer

On April 24, during a brown bag event, history professor Robert Paulett presented his research on William De Brahm, a German-born mapmaker and military engineer who emigrated to the British colonies in the 1750s.
History Professor makes connections with his research of German mapmaker De Brahm's life and American historical developments. Photo courtesy of Paulett.
Paulett published […]

Bringing history to life: Civil Rights tour puts race relations at forefront

Bringing history to life: Civil Rights tour puts race relations at forefront

Nearly 50 years have passed since the Civil Rights protests rocked the Deep South, but recent events including the shootings of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and South Carolina resident Walter Scott by white police officers have brought the problems of race to the surface once again.
Bryant's Grocery store in Money, Miss., where black teen Emmitt Till […]

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