Department of History and Political Science

Air Force commander’s personal compass navigates dynamic military career

Posted by on November 5, 2018

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With a path into military leadership that would map like a complex transit system, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney just might dispel your preconceived notions of military commanders.

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Missouri S&T professor receives Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing

Posted by on October 30, 2018

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T and one of the nation’s most distinguished military historians, has won the Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing for his upcoming journal article on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s stealth campaign for the 1944 Republican presidential nomination. A $5,000 cash prize accompanies the award.

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Missouri S&T to celebrate Constitution Day

Posted by on September 6, 2018

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The public is invited to celebrate national Constitution Day at an event hosted by Missouri S&T. The history and political science department at Missouri S&T is sponsoring the Constitution Day celebration at noon Monday, Sept. 17, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center on campus.

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S&T historian’s new book chronicles record producers who created American roots music

Posted by on May 15, 2018

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A new book released today (May 15, 2018), A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record, provides the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of what is now known as American roots music.

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Multi-dimensional American folklore scholar named S&T’s visiting humanities professor

Posted by on May 8, 2018

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Dr. Simon J. Bronner, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Folklore at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) at Harrisburg, has been been named the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities at Missouri S&T for the upcoming academic year. The visiting professorship was established in 1999 by an estate gift.

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S&T military historian embarks on U.S. Naval Academy visiting professorship

Posted by on April 30, 2018

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Dr. John McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T and an American military historian, begins a visiting professorship at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland, on Aug. 6.

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S&T historian’s new book chronicles America’s first female Egyptologist

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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A Missouri S&T historian is telling the seemingly forgotten story of America’s first female Egyptologist.

Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, wondered why there was so little mention of the scholarly work of Dr. Caroline Ransom Williams, America’s first university-trained female Egyptologist, in archaeology’s published history. After all…

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Shannon Fogg selected as visiting scholar at renowned Paris research institution

Posted by on January 2, 2018

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As a contributor to global research and advancement in the social sciences, Dr. Shannon Fogg, professor and chair of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to serve as a visiting scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris for the month of January.

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Historian discovers early Reformation writings “hiding in plain sight”

Posted by on October 20, 2017

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As Protestant Christians around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses – the document that sparked the Protestant Reformation – a historian of early modern Europe has discovered what he believes to be early versions of another set of theological theses written some three decades after Luther’s famous pronouncement […]

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‘Fake news’ from 1738 offers lessons for modern historians, says Missouri S&T scholar

Posted by on September 15, 2017

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A widely circulated 1738 newspaper account of a Native American uprising against British settlers on the New England island of Nantucket – a report that turned out to be false – offers important lessons for historians today, says an assistant professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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