In "Mexico in Verse: A History of Music, Rhyme, and Power", Associate Professor of History Michael Matthews, along with Stephen Neufeld of Cal State Fullerton, use music and poetry to gain access to the worldviews and beliefs of ordinary people often overlooked in the historical narrative.
A renowned organization that advances the teaching of Slavic studies honored Elon University history professor David Crowe this month for his “rich, diverse body of groundbreaking scholarship,” classroom instruction and leadership in the academic field.
History professor David Crowe spoke with Reuters news service this week for a story on an original copy of "Schindler's List" that a memorabilia dealer in New York has offered to sell for $2.2 million.
David M. Crowe, professor of history, presented a paper, "Slobodan Milosevic: 'Desk Murderer,' 'Architect of Genocide,' or Victim of 'Victors' Justice?" at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law conference, "The Milosevic Trial: An Autopsy," Feb. 17-21.
The associate professor of history is the inaugural recipient of an honor that supports a faculty member in the Department of History whose professional accomplishments are in keeping with Elon University’s teacher-scholar model.
A team that includes Associate Professor Janet MacFall and Assistant Professor Ryan Kirk will use a $25,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce to help grow retail opportunities for farmers in two North Carolina counties.
"Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century" includes chapters Crowe authored, including one that was co-written by an Elon alumna who recently completed graduate work at Columbia University.
Kelly Swaim ’17, recipient of the Miriam and Abe Brenner Holocaust Education Scholarship, traveled to Europe during Winter Term 2015 as part of Elon’s "Holocaust Journey" study abroad course.
A fellowship created by Elon University in 2008 will help support excellence in ongoing research and creative work by Janna Anderson, Heidi Frontani and Tom Henricks.
One of Elon University's top scholars shared new work this fall into the evolution of Nazi laws that stripped Jews of their possessions during Hitler's reign and of the first genocide trials conducted after World War II.
Attendants learned about the historical and contemporary factors facilitating the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Yasmine Arrington competes next August in Seattle on a platform of mentoring and supporting children of incarcerated parents.
Professor Mary Jo Festle's presentation, “American women’s sports: what’s gender got to do with it?”, prompted discussion at the Nov. 4 dinner.
Yasmine Arrington's "ScholarCHIPS" program has provided 17 scholarships to date to children whose parents are imprisoned, and her work both on and off Elon University's campus has caught the attention of nonprofit leaders and government policymakers.
The professor of history is the fourth recipient of an honor that supports preeminent teachers and scholars at Elon University.
Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.
Winter Term 2015 classes in Israel and Ghana have been canceled or postponed due to regional security and health concerns in Africa and the Middle East.
A two-month program ended July 25, 2014, with scholars in Elon University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience displaying their work for professors and peers inside McKinnon Hall during a special College Coffee.
The Elon University professor of history spoke with the North Carolina television station on June 6, 2014, about the Allies' D-Day invasion of Europe 70 years earlier.
The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.
Elon University professors Charity Johansson and Peter Felten have co-authored a book that explains how colleges everywhere can better help students learn and develop through meaningful experiences both on and off campus.
Members of the Elon University community gathered May 6, 2014, to dedicate a restored antebellum schoolhouse believed to be the only one of its kind in North Carolina still standing in its original location.
Lawrence "Larry" T. Sondhaus ’80, Chris Miller ’99 and John Tumbleston ’06 received the 2014 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during a special May 1 ceremony.
The 15th annual Philip L. Carret Endowment Thomas Jefferson Essay Contest asked students to write about the relationship between public education and the common good in the 21st century.
“War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice” by Elon University’s David Crowe is a global history of battlefield horrors and the international humanitarian law that developed in response to barbaric behaviors of armies and their leaders.
Yasmine Arrington '15 will intern with Ogilvy & Mather, becoming the first Communications student to earn an internship at the international agency.
From a Grove of Oaks: The Story of Elon University, the first detailed study of Elon’s history in more than 30 years, is available now.
Katherine Blunt, a journalism and history double major, was one of three students selected from for the internship program this summer.
A space on the first floor of Lindner Hall now bears the name of two emeriti professors of history whose combined service to Elon University spans more than three quarters of a century.
Kathryn Osborn '14, a History/Social Studies Teacher Licensure major, co-moderated a national Twitter chat on Dec. 30 that involved educators sharing advice for pre-service teachers as they head into student teaching.
In “The Civilizing Machine: A Cultural History of Mexican Railroads, 1876-1910,” Elon University Assistant Professor Michael Matthews shows how railroads shaped the way citizens of the young republic viewed industrialization, technology & modernization as they struggled to form their national identity.
The professor emeritus will lead efforts to preserve Elon University's history.
A dozen leading scholars of religious studies visited Elon on Nov. 17 for the inaugural Elon University Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations.
Claire Mayo's freshman survey course three years ago sparked an undergraduate research project that may one day lead her to become a top expert on former French leader Charles de Gaulle.
One of the world's top authories on the Holocaust visited the California school for a week in early October.
In Elon University’s 2013 Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture, author Taylor Branch reminds his audience that despite progress born from the civil rights movement, the American system of government and its democratic principles remain fragile.
"Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity" published the Elon University professor's history of relations between China and Tibet leaders - and what it all means for the West.
Elon University faculty experts, joined by a colleague from UNC Chapel Hill, explored on Sept. 11 the complexities of resolving a civil war in Syria that has escalated with the use of chemical weapons.
Kirstin Ringelberg, Kathy Matera and David Crowe in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, last month received Faculty Excellence Awards for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Yasmine Arrington’s work with ScholarCHIPS earned her an honor from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
History professor David Crowe spoke with ABC News after an auction for one of Oskar Schindler’s lists failed to draw any bidders.
David M. Crowe, professor of legal history at Elon Law and professor of history at Elon University, presented scholarship at the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies and the annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities.
Professor Mary Jo Festle argues in a newspaper guest column that it's unfair to label the nation's organ transplant system as "senseless" because of one girl's battle for new lungs.
In addition to writing a research paper, Caitlin O’Donnell ‘13 created a website to educate the public on the ways women and people of color have previously been marginalized by the press.
Peter Felten, executive director of Elon University’s Center for Engaged Learning, co-authored a guide for colleagues at any college to build stronger relationships.
Three winners of the Philip L. Carret "Thomas Jefferson Essay Competition" were named April 25.
An Honors Fellow and history major on her way to graduate school has researched courtship practices and the nature of love in England during the reign of Henry VIII.
In a visit to Elon University, Edward L. Ayers argues that the arts and sciences teach the “art of expression and habit of attention.”
John Garratt '09, a history major and German studies minor, has been accepted by the German Academic Exchange Serivce (DAAD) to study in Germany on a long-term graduate research fellowship.