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History Club

The History Club is a student organization open to all Bobcats. We seek to provide an enjoyable, stimulating space for all who share an interest in history. We have no requirements for members’ majors, years, or GPAs: any who wish to attend, can!

Our events occur biweekly and include game nights, presentations, and discussions. If you are interested in attending an event, check our social media pages, look for our posters around campus, or email us. Come join us!

The History Club also collaborates with the Phi Alpha Theta National Honors society.  Check out the PAT website for membership and event information.


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Spring 2021 Events

Childhood in Nineteenth-Century France
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 7:00pm | Online via Zoom

Dr. Miranda Sachs will be visiting the History Club to discuss "Childhood in Nineteenth-Century France." Contact Dr. Paddison for Zoom link.

  • History Club Event Archive

    • A Black History Trivia and Game Night
      Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 7:00 pm

      Mississippi Law: Policing, Resistance, and Counterrevolution in Rural America, 1890-1980.
      Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 7:00 pm

      Join us on Zoom with Dr. Randolph as we look into how historians write about policing and how we can reimagine America's Jim Crow period - a period that usually provokes images of men in sheets instead of men with badges. 

      A Music History Meeting
      Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 7:00 pm

      The Texas State History club will be hosting an event about the history of music. We will discuss contemporary acts such as Twenty-One Pilots, the Gorillaz, and Riot Grrrl, to ancient history, including the origins of the flute.

    • A Pandemic Themed History Club Meeting
      Join us in Pandemics in History Trivia Kahoot
      Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 7:00 pm

      Animation History Night
      Join us in analyzing the histories of different animation sytles
      Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 7:00 pm

      "Casablanca" and how Hollywood helped the federal government influence moviegoers to support WWII
      Join us as we round up the usual suspects and talk shop about the film "Casablanca" and how Hollywood helped the federal government influence movie goers to support WWII
      Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm

      Western Media History Night
      Join us as we talk about everything from John Wayne to Cowboy Bebop.
      Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm

      Speak of the Devil: How the Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk About Religion
      Join us for our Halloween meeting as Dr. Laycock explains the emergence of Satanism in politics and its religious roots.
      Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 7:00 pm

      Movie History Night
      Join us as we talk about the history of important movies and franchises
      November 11, 2020 | 7:00 pm

      Food and Alcohol History Trivia Night
      Join us as we play Kahoot and learn about the history of your favorite Thanksgiving day foods…and the drinks that get you through the holiday.
      *We do not encourage or condone underage drinking
      Wednesday, November 15, 2020 | 7:00 pm

    • Farewell Potluck and Game Night
      Wednesday, April 24, 2019 |  7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

      Unions and Labor History with Dr. Alter
      Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

      World War II and Fascism with Dr. Menninger
      Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

      Bigfoot and American Myths with Dr. Paddison,
      Wednesday, March 13, 2019 |  7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

      The History Club Presents: The History of Space
      Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm
      Derrick hall 229

      The History Club Presents: Game Night
      Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 7 pm
      Derrick Hall 229

    • Scary Stories from History
      Wednesday, October 24, 2018
      Derrick Hall 229

      The History Club Presents: The Salem Witch Scares in History and Film
      Wednesday, October 10, 7 | 7:00 pm
      Derrick Hall 229

      The History Club Presents: Game Night
      Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7 pm
      Derrick Hall 229

      Night at Taylor Murphy: Movies, Board Games and Snacks
      Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7 pm
      TMH 104

      History Club Game Night
      Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 7:00 pm
      Derrick 230

      Learn About Women's History with Dr. Sara Damiano
      Wednesday, March 21 | 7:00 pm
      Derrick 230

      The History of Humor
      Wednesday, April 11 | 7:00 pm
      TMH 104

    • HC Welcome Back ReceptionHistory Club Welcome Reception
      Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm
      ELA 311

    • HC BBQHistory Club BBQ
      Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 5:00 pm
      TMH Building

      Come enjoy FREE BBQ while getting to hear about all the fun the History Club has planned for this semester!

The History Club expresses its appreciation to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Texas State Parents Association for their vital assistance in funding club activities.