The Contemporary History Institute enjoys a national and international reputation for excellence. It has hosted scholars, speakers and students from around the globe. Through graduate training, research scholarship, and an active series of sponsored events, Ohio University's Contemporary History Institute provides historically grounded analysis of contemporary world affairs at both the national and international levels. Explore the pages of our website to learn more about this unique intellectual enterprise.
The Contemporary History Institute is located in Brown House, a remodeled early 20th-century house located on the College Green. In addition to housing the Institute's central office, Brown House contains a seminar room, a student lounge and computer laboratory, and faculty offices. Brown House is the center for most Institute activities, and because it houses both faculty and students, it provides ample opportunities for the informal contacts that are a special characteristic of this program.
We welcome your further inquiries. Please contact:
Dr. Steven M. Miner, Director
Contemporary History Institute
Athens, Ohio 45701
The 2014 Baker Peace Conference is titled "The First World War." March 20-21, 2014. More details are available - click on Sponsored Events.
Gerald Goodwin has been awarded the Baker Peace Fellowship for 2013-14. He is completing his dissertation that focuses on the experiences of African Americans in the military during the Vietnam era (1965-1973) and more specifically the ways in which issues deriving from “race” shaped that experience. His research looks at race relations between black and white soldiers in Vietnam, racial tension and violence on American military bases in the post-1968 period, and African American relations with Vietnamese civilians and combatants. Additionally, his research also examines the experiences of African American veterans as they made the difficult transition from military service in Vietnam to civilian life in the United States. He is working under the direction of Chester J. Pach.