Category: Historical Studies

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 […]

Renowned author’s work with Native Americans documented by SIUE history professor

Renowned author’s work with Native Americans documented by SIUE history professor

John Howard Payne gained international fame when he penned the lyrics to the classic song “Home Sweet Home” from his 1823 opera, “Clari.”
Dr. Rowena McClinton, SIUE history professor, is annotating and translating historical texts by 19th century actor and playwright John Howard Payne. Most famous for his classic song "Home Sweet Home," Payne is also […]

International historian returns to area to discuss discoveries in Black history

International historian returns to area to discuss discoveries in Black history

New indications about what may have caused the American Revolution, explanations regarding tension between the U.S. and Cuba, and untraditional viewpoints of Black history’s involvement will be discussed by historian Gerald Horne on campus.
Dr. Horne has authored numerous books on Black history putting new angles to their various roles in American history. He will discuss […]

Best-selling author to read from novel depicting East St. Louis

Best-selling author to read from novel depicting East St. Louis

Michael Datcher, a New York and Los Angeles Times Bestselling author, will read from his new novel, “Americus” Monday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in The Friends Room of the Lovejoy Library. The book depicts East St. Louis from a historical perspective.
Michael Datcher photo courtesy of Redmond
According to SIUE Emeritus professor Eugene B. Redmond, who […]

SIUE professor compares famous writer’s early work to internet bloggers

SIUE professor compares famous writer’s early work to internet bloggers

Americans may have been blogging, perhaps a century before the invention of the internet.
SIUE History professor Jason Stacy made a presentation on Walt Whitman in December. Stacy said Whitman's writing as a journalist is similar to the writing style of today's bloggers. (File photo)
According to SIUE history professor Jason Stacy, journalists of small daily and weekly […]

SIUE professor says female entrepreneurs played pivotal roles in Japanese culture

SIUE professor says female entrepreneurs played pivotal roles in Japanese culture

More than 20 years ago, SIUE professor Christienne Hinz sat in a café in Fukuoka, Japan, studying and observing how an elderly Japanese woman interacted with her customers.
SIUE history professor Christienne Hinz is studying the cultural impact of the social roles of working class Japanese women. (Photo courtesy of Hinz)
“Grandmother,” as the woman was known […]

Stellar Student Profile: Emily Reller

Stellar Student Profile: Emily Reller

Emily Reller’s fascination with history began more than nine years ago in a seventh grade classroom. While attending Lincoln Middle School in Edwardsville, Reller said an American History class first piqued her interest into historical studies.
History major Emily Reller hopes to pursue a career working in museums after graduating from SIUE in May. (Photo courtesy […]

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