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
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!
We are back! This is our first post of 2020. As you may or may not know, we have an intensive CentreTerm here at Centre College every January, and as both Tara and I taught classes during this term, I am afraid that the website got an extra few weeks tacked on to its winter… Continue reading Hello Spring 2020!
Well folks, that's it for me! 'Tis the end of the semester, so I will be signing off (for now). Hopefully I'll be back in the spring with a podcast or two! I am actually hoping to tour the Waverley Hills Sanatorium so maybe I'll have a follow-up podcast for you all on that! Thank… Continue reading Goodbye for Now!!
Happy Thanksgiving! (almost). I hope you all are ready for the holiday where it is acceptable to gain 10 pounds all in one meal. I know I am. I thought it would be a good time to discuss the holiday of Thanksgiving. Sure, you've all heard the same story since first grade: the pilgrims sailed… Continue reading Pilgrims v. Puritans: An Epic Showdown
Greetings! For this week's blog, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Sara Egge, an Associate Professor of History at Centre College, to talk about her award winning book, Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest. Q: What is your book about? A: The book is about the woman suffrage movement in the… Continue reading A Discussion with Dr. Sara Egge
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
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