Department of History and Political Science

Missouri’s contributions to WWI war effort examined in new book

Posted by on November 18, 2022

During World War I, Missouri was one of many states that established a defense organization to take over the duties of the National Guard, which had joined frontline military service. In her new book The Missouri Home Guard: Protecting the Home Front during the Great War, Missouri S&T historian Dr. Petra DeWitt examines this volunteer Home Guard’s full role, including its ability to preserve patriotism and reduce opposition to the war.

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In new book, S&T historian explores archaeologists’ and Egyptologists’ social networks

Posted by on July 20, 2022

When most of us think of social networks, we think of connecting digitally with others through sites like Facebook, TikTok or Twitter. A new book by Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, an associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses a different type of social network – a physical network of archaeologists, Egyptologists, […]

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Missouri S&T professor receives Army Historical Foundation award

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award in the category of Operational/Battle History for his book Island Infernos: The US Army’s Pacific War Odyssey, 1944.

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Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on June 21, 2022

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 4-5.

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Missouri S&T selected for ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition

Posted by on April 12, 2022

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library at Missouri S&T is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Experts to speak about the invasion of Ukraine on March 9

Posted by on March 2, 2022

A panel discussion comprised of various experts will discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine this March at Missouri S&T.

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James Madison fellowships available for teachers and future teachers

Posted by on February 16, 2022

March 1 is the deadline for interested college students and graduates to apply for the 2022 James Madison Graduate Fellowships, says Dr. Patrick Huber, professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology.   The fellowships are awarded by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, a federally endowed program designed to strengthen instruction about the […]

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Commencement speakers honor graduates at S&T sesquicentennial ceremonies

Posted by on December 20, 2021

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the university was the theme of speeches delivered during three commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Ceremonies were held Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Gale Bullman Building in Rolla.

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Missouri S&T faculty honored for outstanding teaching, experiential learning

Posted by on December 15, 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology celebrated faculty excellence at an awards banquet Dec. 9 on campus. Honorees include:

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Missouri S&T Commencement speakers to celebrate sesquicentennial class

Posted by on December 9, 2021

In recognition of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 150th anniversary, two individuals with strong connections with Missouri S&T and its history will deliver commencement addresses at Missouri S&T’s graduation ceremonies Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18. Dr. Keith Wedge, a retired brigadier general and three-time graduate of Missouri S&T, will speak at the […]

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