Contemporary History Institute Events & Speakers
Contemporary History Institute Speaker Series
The Contemporary History Institute sponsors an active program of events, not only to increase the breadth of the program but also to providing opportunities for students to interact with prominent specialists from a wide variety of fields.
The Institute regularly brings distinguished speakers to Athens to conduct seminars and deliver public lectures.
The CHI Speakers Series welcomes between three and five people each quarter to lecture on a variety of ideas, contemporary research, and prominent issues. Students may make suggestions about the speakers they would be interested in hearing and often the Institute is able to fulfill those requests.
The Baker Peace Conference, usually held in the spring, draws participants from the highest echelons of academia and public affairs to discuss an issue of national, and oftentimes international, significance. Students and the public benefit from this serious, non-polemic examination of these important issues.
Recent Speaker Series Events
Contemporary History | Mattson Discusses Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980s America, Sept. 17
The Contemporary History Institute features Dr. Kevin Mattson discussing his book, We’re Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980s America on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. Mattson is the Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University. Join this event on […]Read More
The Contemporary History Institute kicks off its fall speaker series with Dr. Alec Holcombe, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, addressing “Mass Mobilization in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam” on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 p.m. Join this event on Teams. Holcombe will be talking about his book Mass […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Contemporary History | Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I, March 5
The 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; […]Read More
Next week (February 20-21) will be the annual Baker Peace Conference. This year’s focus is on “Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities” and will be held at Ohio University. For speakers, times, and more information (including the keynote by Dr. Peter Mandaville) see the attached link: https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/01/baker-peace-conference-religion-and-peace-global-perspectives-and-possibilities-feb-20-21/ This year’s […]
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Joint 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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Ohio 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 […]Read More
The Contemporary History Institute and the George Washington Forum present Dr. Jeremy Black discussing “Brexit in Historical Perspective” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in Baker Theater at Ohio University. Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He studied at Queens’ College Cambridge, St John’s College […]
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The Ohio University Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Philip C. Brown discussing “The Dam that would not Die: Yamba” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 231. In the present environmentally conscious era—one that is witnessing sustained and successful efforts to decommission dams—Japan continues to build new dams. […]
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The George Washington Forum and Contemporary History Institute present Dr. Michael J. Green discussing “America in the Asian Pacific” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel at Ohio University. Green is Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at […]
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