Category: Historical Studies

Tamari's 'Syria, Egypt and Us' lecture series begins this week

Tamari’s ‘Syria, Egypt and Us’ lecture series begins this week

The Middle East has made national headlines in recent years, but what is not being covered will be part of the discussion in history professor Steve Tamari’s lecture series that begins this week.
Photos courtesy of Kahled Hamid (left) and Ramah Kudaimi.
Tamari will bring in two speakers for his “Syria, Egypt and Us” series. Ramah Kudaimi, […]

History professor begins collaborative research with Walt Whitman Archive

History professor begins collaborative research with Walt Whitman Archive

Dr. Jason Stacy
History professor Jason Stacy began collaboration with the Walt Whitman Archive last month to help students and professors alike “study how Walt Whitman became Walt Whitman.”
Before Whitman became known for his writing style and prose, he put pen to paper as a journalist for more than a decade. Stacy is in the first […]

Sjursen awarded SIUE's first AAUW fellowship

Sjursen awarded SIUE’s first AAUW fellowship

Despite what Disney portrays, being a princess is a lot more work than hosting tea parties – at least according to historical studies professor Katie Sjursen’s research.
Photo courtesy of Katie Sjursen
Sjursen’s studies on medieval noblewomen, for which she recently received an American Fellowship Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), show women of […]

CAS Colloquium: Professors explore Native American literature

CAS Colloquium: Professors explore Native American literature

Four professors explored Native American literature as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium earlier this month.
Anthropology professor Cory Willmott discusses "The Song of Hiawatha" during the College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium, which was themed "Thinking About the Book."
History professor Rowena McClinton discussed “Minding the Writer’s Spirit,” focusing on the time period […]

Professors visit SIUE to discuss volunteering, politics in Mali

Professors visit SIUE to discuss volunteering, politics in Mali

The people of Mali, Africa have the same dreams and goals as Americans, according to Jenifer Pilz Coulibaly, coordinator of foreign language labs at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Jenifer Pilz Coulibaly, coordinator of foreign language labs at the University of Missouri-Columbia, spoke to students last week at SIUE about her volunteer efforts in Mali, Africa. Photo […]

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CAS Events Round Up

The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of […]

History professor explores 18th Century trading among British, Native Americans, African-Americans

History professor explores 18th Century trading among British, Native Americans, African-Americans

History professor Robert Paulett presented his book, “An Empire of Small Places: Mapping the Southeastern Anglo-Indian Trade, 1732-1795,” last week at the University Bookstore.
History professor Robert Paulett gave a presentation last week at the University Bookstore about his first book, "An Empire of Small Places: Mapping the Southeastern Anglo-Indian Trade, 1732-1795." Photo by Kari Williams
“An […]

Hand puppets from Proctor Puppets collection

SIUE’s Proctor Puppets collection exhibited at SWIC Schmidt Art Center

The SIUE Museum Studies department has opened the “Proctor Puppets: Showcasing Amusement” exhibit at Southwestern Illinois College’s (SWIC) Schmidt Art Center on the Belleville Campus. The exhibit opened on Nov. 1, 2012, and will be at Schmidt until Dec. 14.
Hand puppets from the Proctor Puppets collection
The exhibit was organized and put together by Associate History […]

Ottoman history class utilizes SIUE Gardens and ENRICH for learning

Ottoman history class utilizes SIUE Gardens and ENRICH for learning

SIUE students at the Bakewell Ottoman Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden
On Oct. 10 and 13, Assistant Middle Eastern History Professor Dr. Steve Tamari presented students in his Ottoman History class opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning with trips to the SIUE Gardens and the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
In Tamari’s class, students have been learning about the […]

Stacy receives NEH grant for Whitman research

Stacy receives NEH grant for Whitman research

Dr. Jason Stacy
Associate Professor of U.S. History Dr. Jason Stacy will be part of a 3-year $330,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Stacy is receiving a $41,000 subcontract from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which received the grant, and he will be collaborating with Dr. Kenneth Price.
The grant starts in August 2013, […]

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