Past Events

October 21, 2016

Reacting to the Past Workshop

The Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, AL

Sponsored by:

The Department of History and Philosophy, TROY University
The Department of History, Auburn University


TROY University's Department of History, along with the Department of History at Auburn University, hosted area faculty and teachers (at any level) at a truly unique experience in innovative teaching methods.  On October 21, 2016, we hosted a workshop at the Rosa Parks Museum on the "Reacting to the Past" pedagogy.  Reacting to the Past is a role-playing pedagogy that places students into roles in real historical conflicts.  They delve deeply into primary documents as they work through the scenario, and also develop speaking, critical thinking, group work, and writing skills.  Students learn to empathize with people of other cultures and time periods through these activities as well.Attendees received hands-on experience through "play testing" a new Reacting game by Dr. Mark Higbee, one of its most experienced game designers, based on the Montgomery Bus Boycott.   We also had the chance to explore the Rosa Parks Museum, only steps from where the event took place, and only a short time before the 60th anniversary of the court case that ended the struggle!  We also had panels of professors knowledgeable about Reacting, as well as students experienced with the games. 

November 12, 2014

The Cold War and Beyond: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
17775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA 31903
*The museum's signature exhibit, The Last 100 Yards, will remain OPEN 5:00-6:00pm. 

November 7, 2014

Talk at Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue

Dr. Aaron Hagler gave a talk at Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue in Montgomery entitled "The Realignment of Middle Eastern Politics: Why It Will Never Again Be Israel vs. Everyone Else in the Middle East" 

October 22, 2014

Reigniting the Cold War?: Russian-American Relations in the Ukrainian Crisis

October 22, 2014

Hall of Honor
TROY University
3:30 – 5:00 PM

August 12, 2014

Troy Rotary Club

Dr. Aaron Hagler, our department's Middle Eastern History professor, gave a talk at the Troy Rotary Club on August 12, 2014 entitled "The Israel-Hamas Conflict: How did we get here, and where are we going?"

February 2014

The History Department and the College of Arts and Sciences organized four major events pertaining to the World War One Centennial this past academic year coordinated by Dr. Margaret K. Gnoinska. These events featured lectures and presentations by Mr. Rod Frazer, the author of Send the Alabamians: World War One Fighters in the Rainbow Division, on all TROY University's Alabama campuses – Troy, Montgomery, Phenix City, and Dothan.  Mr. Frazer's presentations enriched the knowledge of TROY students and faculty members, as well as the local communities, of the involvement of Alabama's soldiers in WWI.


To learn more about Alabama's role in WWI, be sure to check out the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial dedicated by Mr. Frazer to his father and the service of the 167th (Alabama) Infantry Regiment, a National Guard unit of the 42nd "Rainbow" Division of World War I. You can find more details at http://croixrougefarm.org

Mr. Frazer speaks on the role of Alabama's soldiers in WWI at the Rosa Parks Museum & Library in Montgomery, 
February 2014.

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