Department of History & Political Science

Missouri S&T historian wins literary award

Posted by on October 29, 2014

Dr. Patrick Huber, professor of history and at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded a Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for his essay on African American contributions to the creation of hillbilly music.

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S&T College of Arts, Sciences, and Business to host open house

Posted by on September 26, 2014

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business at Missouri University of Science and Technology is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families.

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Ground troops are key to wartime success, says S&T historian

Posted by on September 15, 2014

Air strikes never fully succeed in winning a war, says military historian John C. McManus, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He says American troops on the ground have proven throughout recent history to be the crucial difference between victory and defeat.

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Missouri S&T to celebrate Constitution Day

Posted by on September 10, 2014

The history and political science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

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Baseball’s Continental League examined in new book

Posted by on May 20, 2014

Before he became an author and a history professor, Dr. Russell D. Buhite was a minor league first baseman and outfielder for the New York Giants, the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Senators.

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New book answers remaining questions surrounding D-Day

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Despite prolific historical documentation of D-Day, there are still questions that remain unanswered 70 years later, says Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His latest book takes a fresh look at Omaha Beach through the eyes of the 1st Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, and brings new perspective to the battle that began America’s rise as a superpower.

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Shannon Fogg is Missouri S&T’s Woman of the Year

Posted by on April 23, 2014

Dr. Shannon Fogg, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named 2014 Woman of the Year by Missouri S&T. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 23.

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S&T faculty members receive UM System President’s Awards

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Three members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty have been chosen to receive President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence among the university’s four mission areas of teaching, research, service and economic development. In all, 11 awards will be presented this year.

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New book examines breadth of writing about Hank Williams

Posted by on February 25, 2014

Since Hank Williams’ New Year’s Day death in 1953, journalists, biographers, historians and scholars have written extensively about the country music legend. A new book co-edited by a Missouri University of Science and Technology historian compiles much of this work and examines Williams’ place in American history and popular culture.

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Missouri S&T to host Region 8 History Day contest

Posted by on February 11, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the Missouri Region 8 History Day contest Friday, Feb. 21, at the Havener Center. More than 120 students from schools in a seven-county area of the state will participate. This year’s theme is “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”

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