Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ben Affleck’s Slave Past, FIFA’s Current Scandal, and the origins of Memorial Day – Weekly Round-Up, May 29, 2015

Its that time of year, history blogosphere, when we’re all packing things up! Some of us are grading up on the 4th floor of JRC, some of us are getting ready for Dr. Schrunk’s history and archeology trip to Croatia, … Continue reading

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End of the Semester Weekly Round-Up – May 22, 2015

Its finals week! We’ve all read plenty this week but here area few additional things to keep you entertained as you celebrate the end of the semester. 1. “Why We Should Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 … Continue reading

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Good Luck “Treasure” for Study Day!

Its finals week so we could all use a bit of good luck and inspiration! And after 300 years, it looks like pirate Captain Kidd’s treasure has been found. A few weeks ago a silver bar – weighing over 100 lbs … Continue reading

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Historical Research at its Best!

Congrats to our History Majors who recently presented their research to faculty and peers. They deftly answered questions, debated interpretations, and engaged in recent scholarly trends. Check out the links below for inspiration on conducting your own research! Mississippi State … Continue reading

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A Secret Military School, A Spin on the $20 Bill, and a New Princess – Weekly Round-Up – May 15, 2015

Happy Friday and last day of classes! Here’s what we’re reading this week in between prepping final exams. What’s on your reading list? Secret Military Language School at Fort Snelling Getting Recognition – Check out the article and then visit … Continue reading

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How Star Trek Saved Japanese American Art – Weekly Round-Up, May 8, 2015

This week we’re  following up on several themes discussed up on the 4th floor of JRC: the fate of the collection of arts and crafts from Japanese Internment Camps and the debate on capitalism and slavery in the U.S. South. … Continue reading

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Tommy Questionnaire – Dr. Ann Brodeur

This month Dr. Ann Brodeur answers our Tommy Questionnaire. Dr. Brodeur started teaching medieval and early-modern European history at UST in 2009. She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto and M.A. from the Catholic University of America. In … Continue reading

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