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Research Fellow Profile: Chris Reed

Christopher Reed is currently researching Sino-American relations during the 1920s. His dissertation will explore American attitudes, official and popular, toward China. He is one of four History graduate students recently awarded an ISU Graduate Research Fellowship to spend a semester conducting research and writing. Chris has visited the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, where the papers … Continue reading Research Fellow Profile: Chris Reed

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Teaching About White Nationalism: History Professor Offers Guidance

Assistant Professor of History Jeremy Best deployed his expertise in modern German history to explain the rise of white nationalism in the United States and offer suggestions on how to teach about it. His article, “Teaching Against White Nationalism: How One Historian Took Action,” is in the December 2017 newsletter of the American Historical Association, … Continue reading Teaching About White Nationalism: History Professor Offers Guidance

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Dr. Ellyn Bartges, ’85, Recognized as Our Distinguished Alumna

At the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 27 October 2017, Dr. Ellyn Bartges was named Department of History Distinguished Alumna. A 1985 graduate from ISU, Dr. Bartges has fused her passions for history, equity, and social justice with a lifetime of playing and coaching sports into a … Continue reading Dr. Ellyn Bartges, ’85, Recognized as Our Distinguished Alumna

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Award Winning Faculty!

Congratulations! The Department of History is proud to acknowledge these award-winning faculty members, recognized at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Convocation on 5 September 2017: Prof. Amy Bix, named Outstanding Career Achievement in Research award winner; Prof. Brian Behnken, named Mid-Career Achievement in Research award winner; and Prof. Tim Wolters, named the Excellence … Continue reading Award Winning Faculty!

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Magic: The Basics

Professor Michael Bailey has published a new book, Magic: The Basics. Intended as an introduction to the topic of magic in history and the present day, the book presents magic as a global phenomenon. It explores historical, social, and cultural aspects of magic around the world from antiquity to the present day. According to the … Continue reading Magic: The Basics