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From Archive to Podcast: the William Goebel Assassination

This article was written by Kyle Capps, a junior in the History program at Centre. The way you present history is often as important as the history you tell. The dense academic writing often featured in conventional histories has its place among scholars, but new ways of bringing history into your living room, dorm, or… Continue reading From Archive to Podcast: the William Goebel Assassination

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Pandemic Playlists from the History Program!

We hope everyone is staying safe! And staying safe right now means a lot of time indoors. A friend of mine at Whitworth University shared a list of songs she had put together on Spotify – a “playlist” if you will – and I thought this was such a great idea! I used to love… Continue reading Pandemic Playlists from the History Program!

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Centre Trail Podcast 27: Studying Holidays and the Bhoys

John and Tara sit down to talk about Tara's research over the summer. She had two main projects: a book on American holidays written for a popular audience, and in-depth archival research on documents from Centre College's mid-nineteenth century history. She talks about what it is like to work on two projects, and the benefits… Continue reading Centre Trail Podcast 27: Studying Holidays and the Bhoys

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Trick or Treating: A Halloween Tradition

October is officially here! Time to break out those Halloween decorations and buy your costumes. And the best part? Handing out candy to all the eager children on Halloween. Trick or treating has become an integral identity of the holiday. But why? We already dress up in costumes and go to haunted houses. Where does… Continue reading Trick or Treating: A Halloween Tradition