Monthly Archives: September 2010

Why Historians Have a Difficult Job

If you’ve ever visited an historic home or museum, then I hope you haven’t encountered this attitude. Prof. Larry Cebula attempted to point out some inaccuracies given during a tour of an historic home that he took and received this … Continue reading

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Digital History Revisited

Following up on my previous post about digital history, here’s something that I never would have considered doing: Alexander Halavais, an associate professor of communications at Quinnipiac University, found a partial solution to his city dweller’s no-space-for-books dilemma: Slice and … Continue reading

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Go West – Kansas

Before anyone can study the West, a fundamental question must be answered. Where is the West? I ask my classes this question before we delve into the region. After some thought and discussion, they realize that the answer is a … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Has To Be An Historian in the Digital Age

I don’t think we realize how difficult writing history will be in fifty years. As this article notes, historians will likely have too much information to analyze and assess as they write the history of the Obama administration, the wars … Continue reading

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Movie Night–Oct. 4

History majors are invited to attend a movie night on Mon., Oct. 4, from 6:00-9:00 in Labry 211. We will be showing Iron-Jawed Angels, a 2004 film about the women’s suffrage movement. Pizza and drinks will be available. We are … Continue reading

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What Do History Professors Do? (Part 2)

(Part 1 of this two-part series is here.) In addition to teaching, there are also two other components of my life as a history professor: service and research. Service Service consists of two things: non-teaching university-related duties and service to … Continue reading

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Go West – Missouri

This summer I journeyed into the West with my lovely traveling companion, Kristi. We drove over 5,000 miles through 11 states to see natural wonders, visit historic sites, eat fantastic food and stay in some good-and-not-so-good lodgings. I thought some … Continue reading

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