Congratulations go to the Following Faculty and Students
Congratulations to Dr. Elise Edwards on
her new publication, "The Promises and Possibilities of the Pitch:
1990s Ladies League Soccer Players as Fin-de-Siecle Modern Girls,"
in Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in
Congratulations to Dr. Ageeth Sluis on her
wonderful award at this year's Rocky Mountain Council of Latin
American Studies for best article or book on women's history that
originated from a presentation at the conference. Her piece,
"Projecting Pornography," is found at: http://juh.sagepub.com/content/38/3/467.abstract
Vivian Deno, associate professor of History and
Director of the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
program, was a recipient of the Butler University Women
of Distinction Award, intended to recognize women who have
improved the Butler community. Congratulations Dr. Deno!
Congratulations to Dr. Sholeh Shahrokhi on her
publication, "Iranian War Cinema: The Art of Remembering Pain," in
the Iranian War Cinema: National Identity, Ethnic Diversity, and
Gender Issues, edited book by P. Khosronejad, PhD. S. K.
Publishing, Oxford: UK.
Spring Awards Day 2013
Departmental Awards for Anthropology:
Anne Vierse: Recipient of The
Margaret Mead Award
Recognizes students for their outstanding achievements in
Anna Peters: Recipient of The
Lesley A. Sharp Award
Recognizes students for demonstrated excellence in original field
Abigail Robison: Recipient of The
Susan Kenyon Award
Recognized for excellence commitment and promise of a student new
to the field of anthropology.
Quinn Stitt: Recipient of the
Charles McGaughey Leadership Award for demonstrated leadership,
service, and academic achievement in anthropology.
Departmental Awards for History:
Jeremy Reagin: Recipient of The
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of
Janelle Jordan, Stefan Ludlow, Colin Reenan, Erica Sgroi,
Lynsey Sharp: Recipients of the Steinberger
Award, honoring the students in history with the top
Kahlyn Barcevic, Emily Hogg, Abigail Neuman:
Recipients of the Bernice Cope Scholarship, awarded for
excellence in the study of history.
Jordan Lee, Sean O'Malley, James Rick:
Recipients of the Edward and Marjory Bennett Scholarship,
awarded to a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement
in the study of history.
Quinn Stitt, Bethany Wright: Recipients of
the Paul Finney Scholarship, awarded to students who
demonstrate superior performance overall, and particularly in the
field of history.
History and Anthropology at Butler
At Butler University, the disciplines of History, Anthropology,
and Geography share the same home because they address the same
fundamental questions about life. We are singular amongst U.S.
universities in bringing together these three disciplines at the
undergraduate level. Prospective majors in both History and
Anthropology take together a freshman course, introducing them to
each other and to the disciplines and inter-disciplinary work and
becoming themselves a community. Members of the department offer
expertise in wide-ranging areas of the world: United States, Latin
America, East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Within these areas
we offer courses on the fundamental conditions that shape human
life past and present: citizenship, politics, war, gender, race,
class, sexuality, language, economics, religion, thought. The
department offers a small student-faculty ratio, individual
attention, abundant opportunities for undergraduate research. Most
of our students also study away from Butler, either abroad or in
Washington DC, offering them a taste of this increasingly global
world we inhabit.
"What makes us unique"
- One of the only joint History and Anthropology Departments in
the country, and as such one of the only formal programs where
undergraduates can learn about the topical, methodological, and
theoretical linkages between the two disciplines
- A strong commitment to helping students develop the skills of
critical thinking, textual analysis, and effective writing-skills
that will be great assets no matter what career paths they pursue
in the future
- Small class size and faculty-student ratio that guarantees
one-on-one attention, mentoring and guidance to all majors and
- A program that strongly encourages students to study abroad,
pursue internship opportunities, and use ethnographic projects to
explore other interests that may help them make career-related
decisions upon graduation
- Strong relationships with the Indiana State Museum, the
Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), and other local institutions that
provide excellent support for class-related projects as well as
internship opportunities to our students