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Notable Alumni | James Rodehaver Pursues Human Rights at Hot Spots Around the World

James Rodehaver, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. James Rodehaver ’94 History James E. Rodehaver has directed field missions for some of the largest […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Notable Alumni | Jack Marchbanks Is Jazzing Things Up in Ohio’s Music, Transportation Scenes

Jack Marchbanks with Canadian officialsEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Jack Marchbanks ’18 Ph.D. History Jack Marchbanks is Director of the OHIO Department of Transportation and […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Alumni News | Morina Named Professor at University of Bielefeld in Germany

Christina MorinaOhio University alum Dr. Christina Morina was named a “tenured, full professor of contemporary history at the University of Bielefeld, Germany starting this September. Holding the official title of Professorin fuer Allgemeine Geschichte unter besonderer Beruckstichtigung der Zeitgeschichte, Morina will continue her work on 19th, 20th and 21st century histories […]

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Posted on 10/13/2019

Alumni News | Taaffe Publishes Seventh Book, Washington’s Revolutionary War Generals

Ohio University alumnus Dr. Stephen R. Taaffe has written his seventh book, Washington’s Revolutionary War Generals, published by the University of Oklahoma Press and available on Amazon and other booksellers. Taaffe is Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He earned an M.A. in Latin […]

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Posted on 10/05/2019

Contemporary History | Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia, Oct. 3

Susan Smith-Peter, portraitOhio University alum Dr. Susan Smith-Peter discusses “Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia” on Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Baker Center’s Multicultural Center, room 219. Smith-Peter is Professor of History at City University of New York–College of Staten Island. Her research focuses on Russian history beyond the two capitals of Moscow […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Haberski Shares ‘Dangerous Ideas’ about Intellectual History

Ray Haberski, portrait  The Contemporary History Institute held its first public lecture of the semester and welcome alumnus Raymond Haberski Jr. In his talk, titled “Dangerous Ideas,” Haberski explained how the internet has revitalized and broadened intellectual history. The branch of knowledge that deals with changes in ideas, intellectual history has suffered […]

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Posted on 09/13/2019

Contemporary History | Haberski on U.S. Intellectual History, Sept. 12

Raymond Haberski, portrait outdoorsThe Contemporary History Institute hosts a talk by Ohio University alum Raymond Haberski Jr. on U.S. intellectual history on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Bentley 227. Haberski is Professor of History, Director of American Studies, and Director of the Institute for American Thought at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

Contemporary History | “Breaking news in Washington and with the Trump administration,” Sept. 24

The Contemporary History Institute hosts a talk by Ohio University alum Ray Locker on “Breaking news in Washington and with the Trump administration,” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 242. This event is co-hosted by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. No administration in recent memory has […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

Alumni News | Torres Research on the Cold War Published in Two Leading Journals

Sebastian Hurtado Torres, portraitOhio University alumnus Dr. Sebastian Hurtado Torres, Assistant Professor of History at Universidad Austral in Valdivia, Chile, published two major articles on Chile during the 1970s. Both of his articles explore political developments in Chile in the context of the larger Cold War. The first is titled: “The War that […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

CHI Director’s Message | Looking Back on a Rewarding Year

Ingo Trauschweizer, portraitBy Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer Associate Professor of History & Director of the Contemporary History Institute 2018-19 was a rewarding academic year for our students and faculty affiliates at the Contemporary History Institute. In addition to multiple students securing funding for thesis and dissertation research, several of our faculty affiliates published books […]

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Posted on 04/30/2019