Archive for April, 2013

History Graduate Awardees

Friday, April 12th, 2013

At Graduate Student Awards Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom on April 11, 2013, several awards were to members of the History Department as Eastern Illinois.

Distinguished Graduate Students:

  • Benjamin Ill, Master of Arts in History, presented by Dr. Charles Foy, Professor of History
  • Anna Mullen, Master of Arts in History; Historical Administration Option, presented by Dr. Nora Pat Small, Graduate Coordinator

Williams Travel Grant recipients for travel to present papers at conferences from the Master of Arts in History graduate program:

  • Nathan Allison
  • Ljiljana Milojevic
  • Philip Mohr
  • Benjamin Ill
  • Patrick Vonesh

Jason Miller, Master of Arts in History, was the recipient of the 2013 Thesis Award of Excellence in the College of Arts & Humanities for A Neighbors’ War:  Provost Marshals, Desertion, The Draft, And Political Violence on the Central Illinois Home Front, 1861-1865, mentored by Dr. Mark Voss-Hubbard.

Dr. Newton Key, Graduate Faculty member in the Master of Arts in History, was the 2013 Rodney S. Ranes Graduate Faculty Mentor Award recipient.

History and Tarble Go Steampunk

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Thomas J. Brown, associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina, will deliver a lecture onThe Steampunk Civil War” at Tarble Arts Center, Monday, April 15, at 7 pm.  Professor  Brown is the author or editor of Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial (2011), Reconstructions: New Perspectives on the Postbellum United States (2006), and other works. The talk is free and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier, an exhibition presented by the Eastern Illinois University Historical Administration class of 2013, and the Tarble Arts Center, April-July 2013. The talk is sponsored by the EIU History Department and the Tarble. An open reception follows.