Simon Bronner

In the news: Alligator gar, D-Day anniversary, graduation traditions, queer marriage in science

Posted by on July 2, 2019

  • St. Louis Public Radio’s Eli Chen interviewed Dr. Daivd Duvernell about Missouri’s efforts to raise the state’s population of alligator gar.
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    In the news: BYU Radio, C-Span, Scientific American, Spotify, St. Louis Public Radio

    Posted by on June 4, 2019

    • Why is folklore important in understanding the past and preparing for the future? Dr. Simon Bronner, author of Folklore: The Basics and Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities S&T,
      talks with BYU Radio host Marcus Smith in an interview on May 8.
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    To blog or not to blog

    Posted by on March 13, 2019

    Dr. Simon J. Bronner will present a lecture titled “Should I Start a Blog? And Other Questions about Creating a Digital Presence in the Humanities” noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Room 101 Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Linda Bramel, executive assistant, at

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    Hear stories of snakes, shillelaghs, shenanigans

    Posted by on February 28, 2019

    Dr. Simon J. Bronner and Dr. Patrick Huber will present a talk titled “Snakes, Shillelaghs and Shenanigans: The History and Culture of St. Pat’s” 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Ozark Room of the Havener Center.

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    Learn about Holocaust today, hear professor’s story

    Posted by on January 28, 2019

    You’re invited to learn about the Holocaust through various events at S&T today (Monday, Jan. 28). A “pop-up museum” with information on various aspects of the Holocaust is on display in the Havener Center Atrium. Dr. Simon Bronner will present a talk about his family’s personal Holocaust story, “From Auschwitz to America: A Family Saga of the Holocaust” at 3 p.m. in Room 103 Engineering Management Building.

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    Bronner co-edits book on Jewish cultural studies

    Posted by on January 8, 2019

    Dr. Simon J. Bronner is the co-editor with Caspar Battegary of the University of Basel in Switzerland of a book published in November.

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    Lifetime achievement award goes to Bronner

    Posted by on November 6, 2018

    Dr. Simon J. Bronner received the American Folklore Society’s Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award at the Society’s 130th Annual Meeting in October in Buffalo, New York.

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    Why does the Boogieman come out at Halloween?

    Posted by on October 18, 2018

    The Boogieman has a long history in slang, literature, folklore and media and is often mentioned as the best-known frightening figure in British and North American culture. Dr. Simon J. Bronner will present his research during a talk 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Room 103 Engineering Management Building.

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