Department of History and Political Science

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

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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

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

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

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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Missouri S&T to celebrate Constitution Day

Posted by on September 12, 2017

The history and political science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Monday, Sept. 18, in St. Pat’s Ballroom C of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

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Video game to be based on book by S&T history professor

Posted by on July 20, 2017

A book by a Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor is the basis for a tactical wartime video game set for release in 2018. Burden of Command follows the real-life missions of the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Regiment, also known as the “Cottonbalers,” during World War II, using American Courage, American Carnage, a […]

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Suzanna Long named chair of engineering management and systems engineering

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Dr. Suzanna Long, professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department. The appointment takes effect July 1.

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History professor publishes sourcebook on Reformation

Posted by on April 25, 2017

A Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor recently published a book intended for college-level classes on the Reformation period. Dr. Michael Bruening, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, edited A Reformation Sourcebook: Documents from an Age of Debate. The University of Toronto Press published the 273-page reader in April […]

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Military expert addresses 100th anniversary of U.S. entrance into World War I

Posted by on April 6, 2017

It was the “War to End All Wars,” and America’s entrance into the conflict on April 6, 1917, dramatically shifted World War I in favor of the Allies. “The U.S. had a major impact on the outcome of World War I,” says military historian Dr. John C. McManus, the author of 12 books on war […]

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Grant builds bridge between humanities and engineering at S&T

Posted by on March 29, 2017

Missouri S&T students traveling to Latin America for study abroad trips and service projects will soon have the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the countries they are visiting and earn course credit.

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