Stay connected with the stories of your state. Bring your own beverage and join us for a series of insightful conversations with some of Indiana’s most interesting scholars.
Women’s Roller Derby
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Michella Marino on her research into the history of roller derby. From the sport’s origins during the Great Depression to its resurgence in the early 2000s, women’s roller derby has impacted modern culture, grown in popularity among all athletes, and impacted gender politics within the sports world.
Free Program. Additional opportunities available to support IHS as we continue collecting, preserving, and sharing Indiana’s history.
Registration closes 2 hours prior to the start of the program.
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Dr. Michella Marino grew up in Shelby County, Indiana. She graduated from Morristown High School and then earned her B.A. in History from Hanover College. She went on to get her M.A. in History at the University of Louisville and then her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. After teaching at a small liberal arts college in Nebraska for several years, Dr. Marino shifted to the public history field and now is Deputy Director of the Indiana Historical Bureau, a Division of the Indiana State Library. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband Tony, a high school history teacher, and her son Matty, who is quickly becoming immune to his parents’ history lectures.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it last?
History Happy Hours are informal conversations with IHS staff and scholars that usually last around 60-minutes.
Do I need to be camera ready?
Nope. We will use the Zoom webinar platform, so you can join us from your kitchen table, couch, or the porch. Just make sure you’re ready to type, as we will make sure there is plenty of time for your questions through the chat feature.
What do I need to participate?
History Happy Hour takes place virtually over Zoom. You can either join through an internet-connected device or calling-in via phone. We will send you a link and phone number through the email you used to register around two hours before the program begins. Don’t see the email? Make sure to check your spam or junk folder.
Do you have other History Happy Hours that I can watch?
We sure do! Check out all our past programs here. (Scroll down to the History Happy Hour menu to see the recordings.)