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Alumni News | KBO Quotes Lovelace on ‘Bridge too Far’ Catchphrase

Alexander Lovelace, portrait in officeKBO Ch. 4 carried an AP story which quotes Ohio University alumnus Alexander Lovelace, Ph.D. in History,  in a story headlined “‘A bridge too far’: Coronavirus catchphrase taken from WWII.” “Who knew?” said Alexander Lovelace, who just earned his doctorate in American military history at Ohio University after defending his […]

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Posted on 05/18/2020

Alumni News | Marchbanks Talks about Truckers, Travelers at COVID News Conference

Jack Marchbanks, portraitWTOL Ch. 11 reported on Ohio University alumnus Jack Marchbanks’ role in Ohio’s daily COVID-19 news conference Jack Marchbanks, the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, said his department is working to keep rest areas open and clean for truck drivers, who he thanked for being vital to the […]

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Posted on 04/06/2020

CANCELED | Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines, April 23-24

Photo of war correspondent, journalist, editor and author Cornelius Ryan from the Cornelius Ryan Collection at the Ohio University's Alden Library.NOTE: This event has been canceled. The Contemporary History Institute (Ohio University), The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University), and Stars and Stripes are pleased to announce a symposium on “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines” at the Intrepid Sea, Air […]

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Posted on 03/02/2020

Contemporary History | Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I, March 5

Michelle R. Moyd, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute welcomes Dr. Michelle R. Moyd discussing “Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I” on March 5 in Bentley 124 at 4:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Moyd is an Associate Professor in the Department of History; […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

Alumni News | Sebastian Hurtado-Torres Publishes ‘The Gathering Storm’

book cover for The Gathering STorm: Eduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty and Chile's Cold WarOhio University alumnus Dr. Sebastian Hurtado Torres authored a new book, The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei’s Revolution in Liberty and Chile’s Cold War, with Cornell University Press. Hurtado-Torres earned a Ph.D. in History  in 2017 from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. He also earned a Contemporary History Certificate, which […]

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Posted on 02/12/2020

Bentley Interns at U.S. Embassy in the Philippines

Caitlin Bentley, portraitDuring the summer of 2019, graduate student Caitlin Bentley assumed the responsibilities of a political officer in the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. Working as an intern officer for the Political-Military and External Affairs desks at Embassy Manila provided Bentley with a daily glimpse at American diplomacy and military cooperation […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

Sandal Talks about Baker Peace Conference Theme of Religion & Peace

Photo of a globe on a standThe annual Baker Peace Conference is Feb. 20-21 at Ohio University. This year’s focus is on “Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities.” See speakers, times, and more information (including the keynote by Dr. Peter Mandaville). This year’s conference, sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute, has been co-organized by Dr. […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

Contemporary History | Libel Law and Press Freedom, Feb. 6

Aimee Edmondson, portraitJoint the Contemporary History Institute on Feb. 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Baker 231 for the first speaker of the Spring Semester,when Dr. Aimee Edmondson, Associate Professor of Journalism at Ohio University, speaks on “Libel Law as a Cudgel: Historical and Present day Threats to Press Freedom.” Edmondson’s […]

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Posted on 02/01/2020

Baker Peace Conference | Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities, Feb. 20-21

Peter Mandaville, portraitOhio University’s Contemporary History Institute announces the theme of “Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities” for the 2020 Baker Peace Conference on Feb. 20-21 at the Athens campus. The Keynote will be held in Baker Center, Ballroom A. Subsequent panels will be in Walter Hall Rotunda. “Our speakers include […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020

Black Explains Historical Lead-up to Brexit

Jeremy Black speaks on stage at Ohio University Brexit is a heated topic both in the United Kingdom and abroad. But since, as Dr. Jeremy Black reminded the Ohio University audience, “academics do not necessarily know more than anyone else on current events,” his talk focused not on his personal opinions of Britain leaving the European Union, […]

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Posted on 11/08/2019