Modeling the Medieval Past with Sketchup

Prof. Goldberg's Intro to Digital Humanities students have been hard at work over the past few weeks creating digital 3D models of medieval cathedrals, basilicas, and castles. After spending a couple weeks studying these structures the "traditional" way - through a combination of lecture and primary sources - DH'ers dove in to learning how to … Continue reading Modeling the Medieval Past with Sketchup

Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

For our last Monday in October, one more set of faculty favorites. What's your favorite museum? Amy Poppinga: One I highly recommend is the Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic. There are multiple small museums housed across 8 sites (six synagogues, a town hall, and a cemetery) all within walking distance of each other. I was … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

WWII and Vietnam War Roundtables

Alumni, students, and others who are interested in the history of warfare will want to check out two roundtable series this year: • First, our neighbors at Concordia University St. Paul host a Vietnam War series, sponsored by the Minnesota Military Museum and Twin Cities Public Television. Starting at 7pm in Buetow Auditorium the 3rd … Continue reading WWII and Vietnam War Roundtables

Highlights from the 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting the 6th annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium, which drew students and faculty from twelve church-related colleges and universities in Minnesota and Iowa. In addition to the student research that was presented, we had a terrific (and timely) opening conversation with Kent Whitworth, director and CEO of … Continue reading Highlights from the 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

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What’s Coming Up at the 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

I'm very happy to share the draft program for the 6th annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium, which is now less than a month away: Saturday, April 27th. Here's the full MUHS 2019 schedule. A few highlights: • We expect 45 students to present historical research at this year's symposium! That eclipses the previous record of … Continue reading What’s Coming Up at the 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

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Call for Proposals: 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

We’re honored to be hosting the 6th annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium, coming back to Bethel on Saturday, April 27, 2019. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the call for proposals that's going out this morning to religious college history departments around the Upper Midwest. When we hosted MUHS 2016, students and faculty from … Continue reading Call for Proposals: 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

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How to Commemorate World War I This Month

As many of you may remember from one of our courses, World War I ended 100 years ago this month — at least, on its most famous front. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month of 1918, the guns finally fell silent in Belgium and northern France. If you'd like … Continue reading How to Commemorate World War I This Month

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Save the Date: The 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

We're delighted to announce that the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium will return to Bethel on Saturday, April 27, 2019! As always, MUHS gives our students and other undergraduate historians from Minnesota and neighboring states a chance to present their research to peers and professors from a variety of private religious colleges. But this time we're also excited to … Continue reading Save the Date: The 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

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From AC 2nd to… Historical Interpretive Coordinator

  This week I talked with Bethel history alum Dana Morrison-Lorenz about combining her love of history and theatre. She graduated in 2012 and now coordinates historical interpreters at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at North Dakota's Fort Mandan. What led to your interest in history? My parents (particularly my dad) had a big … Continue reading From AC 2nd to… Historical Interpretive Coordinator

Recent Bethel Alumni Teaching History

Summer is winding down for our Social Studies Education alumni preparing to return to their teaching jobs this fall.  Joining the numerous veterans will be Andrew Fort '18, who has a full-time position at Greenway Public Schools in Coleridge, Minnesota. Christina Sibileva '18 has also recently accepted a teaching job at Highview Middle School (part … Continue reading Recent Bethel Alumni Teaching History