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David McCullough: “History is about ideas”

October 23, 2008

David McCullough, a two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, encouraged students, faculty and university guests at Fall Convocation on Oct. 23 to be avid readers and to seek from American history that courage and wisdom of their ancestors to overcome problems faced today.

“Other Souths” online archive launches at Elon

February 7, 2008

A digital archive containing thousands of searchable records about Alamance County residents during the Civil War makes its formal public debut Feb. 9 as scholars from Elon and beyond host panel discussions in Whitley Auditorium.

Professor studies roots of war in Sudan

December 31, 2007

After decades of civil war, a fragile peace exists today in the southern Sudan.  While people have hoped that the peace accord there could serve as a model for ending genocide in the African nation's western province of Darfur, there are growing fears that calm in the south could unravel.  One Elon professor has shown that sources of hostility for the Sudan have deep historical roots.

Irons named scholar in American religion

November 1, 2007

Charles Irons, assistant professor of history at Elon University, has been named one of ten Young Scholars in American Religion by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, the premier research institute in the nation working in American religious studies. Details...