Arts & Humanities

The U.S. has beef with its history

Posted by on June 22, 2021

A new study by a Missouri S&T researcher shows U.S. food culture has paralleled the country’s broader changes in colonization, environmentalism, ethnicity and race, and even industrialization.

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S&T researcher’s new book reimagines philosophy ‘basics’

Posted by on May 13, 2021

A new book written by a Missouri S&T researcher aims to better introduce students to philosophical ideas and concepts by reimagining what introductory material is presented in a beginner philosophy course.

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History professor writes new ‘history of the losers’ of the Protestant Reformation

Posted by on March 24, 2021

A Missouri S&T history professor has written a new book about the history of the Protestant Reformation, using new digital tools to find patterns in centuries-old letters.

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John C. McManus wins Gilder Lehrman Prize for best book in military history

Posted by on October 8, 2020

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T, has been awarded the seventh annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 (Dutton-Penguin). The $50,000 prize is awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to recognize the best book in the field of military history published in English during the previous calendar year.

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Humanities scholar shares cultural knowledge with Missouri S&T and Rolla community

Posted by on August 31, 2020

From analyzing the role of women in American space culture, to enlightening inquiring minds on the historical significance of pandemics, Dr. Marie Lathers is ready to share her more than 35 years of interdisciplinary humanities studies with students and faculty of Missouri S&T and with the Rolla community.

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Not all language is perceived as equal

Posted by on August 11, 2020

When Dr. Sarah Hercula set out three years ago to write her new book, Fostering Linguistic Equality: The SISE Approach to the Introductory Linguistics Course, little did she know it would come off the press at one of the most compelling times in the racial history of the United States — fewer than two weeks before the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of police. That defining event, combined with other similar acts, is continuing to incite nationwide protests over racial injustice.

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Historian’s passion for the past inspires new experiential learning opportunities

Posted by on June 2, 2020

It isn’t every day that undergraduates studying the humanities can work in a state-of-the-art laboratory to create projects and develop their scholarship. But that will soon be the norm at Missouri S&T.

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A crime to remember

Posted by on February 13, 2020

With painstaking accuracy, Dr. Trent Brown tells a compelling story of true crime that reveals the consequences of socioeconomic injustice in the South in his new book, Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case. The book is published by LSU Press and will be released February 19.

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Missouri S&T to host ‘Technologies of the Everyday’ conference in November

Posted by on October 25, 2019

The Center for Science, Technology and Society (CSTS) at Missouri S&T will host “Technologies of the Everyday,” the 41st annual meeting of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA) Network, Nov. 8-9. The event is open to the campus community and the general public. The two-day event on the S&T campus in Rolla will be held […]

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Larry Gragg’s new book details Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot

Posted by on September 24, 2019

In his new book released in late August, Dr. Larry Gragg, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T, tells the behind-the-scenes story of Las Vegas’ meteoric rise to becoming the multi-billion dollar tourist industry it is today.

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