Category: Historical Studies

Frick attends EAUH conference in Prague

Frick attends EAUH conference in Prague

Dr. Carole Collier Frick
History Professor and Department Chair Dr. Carole Collier Frick attended the European Association for Urban History (EAUH) conference, Cities and Societies in Comparative Perspective, in Prague, Czech Republic, from August 29th to September 1st. She attended the conference to present her work on female agency in civil society within the northern Italian city-states during […]

Jennifer Miller Visits East Berlin Secret Police Archives

Jennifer Miller Visits East Berlin Secret Police Archives

Last summer Jennifer Miller (Historical Studies) paid a visit to the Stasi (State Security Service) archives in Berlin. These archives contain extensive documentation collected by the East German secret police during the cold war and contains over fifty miles of shelves filled with information collected during that period. Since the fall of East Germany the […]

History department introduces labs into new curriculum

History department introduces labs into new curriculum

Undergraduates discussing John Smith's "Description of Virginia" in U.S. History and Constitution to 1876. From left, clockwise: Tara Smith, Bailey Weems, Breanna Reynolds and Samantha Kineke.
SIUE’s Historical Studies department has begun using a revamped, rewritten curriculum this fall. With its new curriculum guiding them, history instructors are striving to go beyond traditional lecture and storytelling […]

Italy travel study provides exciting learning opportunity for students

Italy travel study provides exciting learning opportunity for students

SIUE students at the Colosseum. Pictured: Emily Bowermaster, Brian Hayes, Caleb Hixon, Heather Kosydor, Emily McCoy, Emily Schertz, Dr. Carole Collier Frick. Photo courtesy of Stephen Fricke.
Each year, SIUE professors in the history department take students on travel studies. The College of Arts and Sciences supports these travel studies to provide both graduate and undergraduate […]

Jorge Hernandez Martinez and Raul Rodriguez presenting at SIUE

US Cuba Relations before and Beyond the Cold War

Tuesday May 29, 2012 Jorge Hernandez Martinez and Raul Rodriguez gave a talk at SIUE about the history and politics of the United States relationship with Cuba titled “US Cuba Relations before and Beyond the Cold War.” Through the lecture the two University of Havana professors attempted to inform SIUE faculty and the public about […]

Eckert receives Fulbright, will study in Germany

Eckert receives Fulbright, will study in Germany

Soon, a SIUE College of Arts and Sciences alumna will be sharing her knowledge of English to school children in Germany. Kate Eckert, a senior set to graduate with a double major in historical studies and foreign language and literature and a minor in European studies, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to spend nine […]

Tamari returns from second of three conferences

Tamari returns from second of three conferences

Steve Tamari, associate professor of historical studies at SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences, just returned from the second of three conferences scheduled in nearly as many weeks. Tamari’s research focuses on ethnic and territorial identity before nationalism specializes in Ottoman Syria during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, a region called Bilad al-Sham, a […]

Van Eck tells audience the story of Wounded Knee

Van Eck tells audience the story of Wounded Knee

A large crowd of nearly 100 students, faculty and SIUE guests was treated to a multi-media presentation on Wednesday, March 28. Lani van Eck, a cultural anthropologist who cofounded Wounded Knee: The Museum in Wall South Dakota, gave a presentation about the massacre that happened in December of 1890. Van Eck was the Wednesday night […]

Miller awarded teaching distinction award

Miller awarded teaching distinction award

The Teaching Excellence Awards Committee (TEAC) has named the 2012 winners for the Teaching Distinction Award (TDA). This year, the History Department found one of those winners in its ranks. Jennifer Miller, associate professor of historical studies, was awarded the honor, along with the $500 cash prize.
The chair of TEAC, Denise DeGarmo, associate professor and […]

France speaks on crusades, warfare

France speaks on crusades, warfare

Students at SIUE had the opportunity to see an accomplished historian on Friday, March 23. John France, professor of crusader, medieval, and military history at Swansea University, and currently guest lecturing at West Point Academy.
Katie Sjursen, assistant professor of historical studies, stated that France’s talk was co-sponsored by the departments of anthropology, English language and […]

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