Dr. Patrick J. Jung was honored by the state of Iowa for his article, “Lonely Sentinel: A Military History of Fort Madison, 1808-1813,” which was published in The Annals of Iowa, summer 2016.

Dr. Patrick Jung (left) accepts an award from Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad.

Jung, who is a professor in MSOE’s Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department, accepted an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Throne Aldrich Award from Iowa’s Governor, Terry E. Branstad. This award recognizes the author of the most significant article on Iowa history in a professional history journal during the previous calendar year. It is named in honor of Mildred Throne, longtime editor of the Iowa Journal of History and Politics, and Charles Aldrich, who founded the third series of The Annals of Iowa, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

In addition to teaching history and anthropology at MSOE, Jung has authored a number of books and articles including The Black Hawk War of 1832 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2007). Along with Dr. Nancy Lurie, Curator Emerita of the Milwaukee Public Museum, he co-authored The Nicolet Corrigenda: New France Revisited (Waveland Press, 2009). In addition to his various books and articles on the history of American Indian societies in the western Great Lakes, he has written several works on German art history, particularly industrial art. His most recent book is Erich Mercker: A Landscape and Industrial Artist in Twentieth-Century Germany (MSOE Press, 2014). He is currently planning future books on the War of 1812 in the upper Mississippi River valley and German industrial art from about 1900 to 1945.

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Dr. Patrick Jung

Department: Humanities, Social Science, and Communication