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Watch Party for NMAAHC Opening

September 21st, 2016 by history

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Watch Party for the Grand Opening of the 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Saturday, September 24, 2016 
9:00 am – 11:00 am 

at the COFO Center
1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217 


This Event is Free and Open to the Public 


****Continental Breakfast Will Be Served**** 

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Come to the History Department Mixer to

  • Meet advisors and professors.​ 
  • Learn about the program.
  • Hear about upcoming courses. 
  • Prepare for graduation

 

For more information, please call 601-979-2179

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History department members Robert Luckett, Lomarsh Roopnarine, Kofi Boukman Barima, Charles Holbrook, Joshua Cotton, Mario Azevedo, Rico Chapman, and Janice Brockley will be presenting at the Conference on the Liberal Arts 2016 at JSU on October 6-8.  The conference will bring scholars from around the globe to explore the reasons Liberal Arts disciplines are undervalued by students, parents, and others and to examine how we might [re]define or reframe our roles in an increasingly multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary academic world in which job preparedness appears to be the goal of higher education rather than critical and analytical thinking and writing. 

On Friday, October 7, a series of free plenary sessions will be available to the general public, including a keynote address by Dr. William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, at 2 p.m. in the JSU College of Liberal Arts room 166/266. Chairman Adams will discuss "the ways a robust liberal arts education can help students confront the opportunities and concerns of the 21st Century."

For further information:  ​Conference Schedule   ///   Conference Registration

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Keynote address by Dr. William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, at 2 p.m. in the JSU College of Liberal Arts room 166/266. Chairman Adams will discuss "the ways a robust liberal arts education can help students confront the opportunities and concerns of the 21st Century."

For further information:  ​Conference Schedule   ///   Conference Registration

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Phi Alpha Theta invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit a paper proposal for the

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 Phi Alpha Theta Mississippi Regional Conference,

in the  Mississippi Historical Society Meeting on March 2-4, 2016 

in Gulfport, Mississippi

Papers on any historical topic are welcome.

Please submit a 250-word paper proposal with contact information (university affiliation, whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate student, e-mail, and phone number) to Dr. Christian Pinnen, Department of History and Political Science, Mississippi College, (Pinnen@mc.edu) no later than October 30th, 2016.

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In a Jackson Free Press article, JSU history professor Robert Luckett explains that Jubilee was "the first novel to be written and published from the perspective of a black female slave going from slavery to freedom, and it's the true story of Margaret's grandmother and great grandmother and great-great grandmother. … The opening scene of 'Jubilee' is Margaret's real great-great grandmother dying in childbirth after having been repeatedly raped and given birth to multiple children by her master. She publishes that in 1966 while living here on the street that Medgar was assassinated on. It's an incredibly brave, powerful thing to do and was the first of its kind."  Read the JFP article to learn more.  Even better attend the symposium tomorrow, September 16, at 2 p.m. in the JSU Student Center Theater and the reception at 4pm in Ayers Hall.

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FALL 2016 History Electives

August 15th, 2016 by history

The Department of History and Philosophy at Jackson State University offers several undergraduate electives for the Fall 2016 semester. For a more detailed description of the elective undergraduate courses available, please click here 

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Drs. Alfonso Crump and Charles Holbrook completed the Philosophy Reader that serves as a textbook for Introduction to Philosophy at Jackson State University.  Two significant additions include the following:  1) Dr. Holbrook’s inclusion of the etymology of some theological concepts and how existence relates to metaphysics and ontology; and 2) Dr. Crump’s illustration of how logic’s law of contraposition and rules of replacement assist with understanding analytical LSAT/GRE questions.  The 176 page reader is presently available on the blackboard for each Philosophy 301 course.  Dr. Robert Blaine, Special Assistant to the Provost for Cyber Learning, assisted with establishing the link for the Philosophy Reader on iTunes.

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