New online site created for history students, educators

A new online site for history educators and students at ECU is called The History Educator.

East Carolina University professors Dr. Larry Tise and Dr. Allen Guidry have created an online site for history educators and students. Entitled “The History Educator,” the site is available at http://www.ecu.edu/HistoryEducator.

The site serves as an interactive tool and repository for research projects and writings from ECU faculty and students. The site includes a blog, network, discussion forum and links to additional sites of historical importance.

Tise said the site is a collaboration between historians and history educators at the university “to give recognition, continuing support and professional encouragement to history educators who have been awarded history education degrees from the university.”

“A further goal of the collaboration is to make a more effective use of those works that are already being accomplished by those rising and veteran history educators,” he said.

Tise said the site was designed for history educators, as a place that encourages active collaboration, promotes discussion of ideas and concerns, offers tools and assistance and provides a venue for them to display their research.

Tise is a professor of history in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. Guidry is a professor in the ECU College of Education.

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Terrorism conference set for April 2012 at ECU

East Carolina University will host an international Conference on Terrorism April 19-20, 2012. A call for papers has been issued, with a deadline of Dec. 30. Read the Call for Conference Proposals.

This will be the fourth in a series of conferences on morality and terrorism. The organizing committee invites scholars of psychology, political science, security studies, philosophy, theology and all other relevant disciplines to participate.

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Digital exhibit documents Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack

An image from the digital collection at ECU depicts an attempt to rescue survivors near the USS West Virginia during the Dec. 7, 1941 raid on Pearl Harbor.

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, members of the Joyner Library at East Carolina University have encouraged individuals to visit the digital exhibit, “Day of Infamy, 1941-2001.”

Professor Jonathan Dembo curated the exhibit 10 years ago, drawing from resources in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection. The collection includes many manuscript collections and oral histories pertaining to World War II, with particular emphasis on naval history.

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ECU eye-tracking research examines gaze changes while viewing art

An image from the eye-tracking study under way at ECU shows eye motion while viewing a work of art. (Contributed photo)

Collaborative work by Dr. Cynthia Bickley-Green (Art Education) and Dr. Nicholas Murray (Kinesiology) examines the relation between vision, cognition and language by collecting eye-tracking data from individuals viewing art work.

The study demonstrates significant gaze changes depending upon the cognitive goal of the view.

Download full description of the study here:  ECU eyetracking study

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