Our superb department has produced professors, lawyers, diplomats and civil servants, successful businesspeople, schoolteachers, military officers, fiction writers, and other professionals engaged in a myriad of pursuits in their lives and around the globe. Winners of awards in teaching and scholarship, our faculty members bring proven records of excellence to their daily collaborations with undergraduate and graduate students, and together they explore interests that span space and time. Students learn to read, think, and write critically. They come to know that ours is a small world and a big world. They grasp that humanity has the capacity to create the magisterial works hanging in the Louvre as well as the horrors of Auschwitz, or the inspiring wonder of Angkor Wat as well as the Killing Fields of Cambodia. Studying history propels our lives, whether for the purposes of entering an important and satisfying profession or for the more expansive incentive of revealing the human condition. That is our department’s job. Such is our responsibility.
Department of History
4th Floor, Bentley Annex
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Phone: (740) 593-4334
Fax: (740) 593-0259
Internships Available: The League of Women Voters of Ohio is looking for an intern to work on its current Judicial Voter Education project. Prelaw History Majors and students interested in legal history research are encouraged to apply. For further information, contact Carrie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ohio Attorney General's office also is seeking summer interns. Visit http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/About-AG/Careers/Learning-Opportunities
Vol 3 of Undergraduate Journal Published: The newest volume of the Ohio University Undergraduate Journal of History is available on the journal's web page. It boasts three articles, an award-winning essay, and two book reviews. It was recenly featured in an OU Compass article, along with the Ohio Undergraduate History Association. Click here for the article.
Emeritus Founds Eckes Prize for Top History Major: Retired Eminent Scholar in Contemporary History Alfred Eckes recently established the Eckes Prize--a $5,000 scholarship for a senior History major with the highest cumulative GPA. The prize will be awarded yearly to rising seniors for the next 10 years. An OU Compass article recently showcased the prize and its generous benefactor.
Department of History Alumnus Honored: Richard O. Davies, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Nevada-Reno, has been named to the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Davies, who received his BA at Marietta College, his MA at Ohio University, and his PhD at the University of Missouri, notes that his favorite among the many books he has written is Main Street Blues, a study of his home town of Camden, Ohio. Congratulations Professor Davies!