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Barr-Melej Spotlighted in Chilean Rock-Music Magazine

Patrick Barr-Melej, portraitDr. Patrick Barr-Melej, Professor of History and Interim Executive Director of the Center for International Studies, was interviewed by the Chilean music magazine Rockaxis for a recent special edition on rock music and Chilean musical icon Víctor Jara. Jara, who was murdered by the emergent military regime of Gen. Augusto […]

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Posted on 04/16/2021

Class of 2021 | Eli Wanner Topped Off His OHIO Bucket List Despite COVID

Eli Wanner, who is headed to Duke Divinity School after a gap year, graduates this spring with a bucket full of memories and a true sense of accomplishment, along with a healthy dose of how to manage his time and wellbeing. Wanner is earning an Honors Tutorial College History degree […]

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Posted on 04/09/2021

Class of 2021 | Katy Campbell Finished Strong with Thesis, Work and an Internship

Katy Campbell and her cat, ZimmieFor Katy Campbell, the onslaught of COVID-19 was almost like putting the brakes on, but then she hit the accelerator and powered through. She spent her final semester with 16 credit hours, working eight hours a day each weekend, babysitting during the week, going to an internship, and writing her […]

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Posted on 04/08/2021

Class of 2021 | Miranda Christy Gets Creative in Face of COVID Closures

Miranda Christy, portraitAfter Miranda Christy graduates from Ohio University this spring, she heads to Virginia Tech to start her M.A. in history. Christy double majored in History and Classical Civilizations in the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. She says COVID restrictions tried to get in her way, but she powered past […]

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Posted on 04/08/2021

Class of 2021 | Carter Fee Prepared for Air Force by Studying History, Geopolitics

Carter Fee, portrait with American flag, in uniformCarter Fee took advantage of a wide menu of history and geopolitics programs at Ohio University as he prepared for a career in the Air Force. In addition to Air Force ROTC and work, Fee majored in History, with two minors: Political Science and Aerospace Studies. He also tackled four certificates: […]

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Posted on 03/29/2021

Class of 2021 | Tyler Brown Wins History’s Eckes Prize

Tyler Brown, portrait outdoorsTyler Brown ’21 was awarded the 2021 Eckes Prize by the History Department at Ohio University, and he has high praise for the Zanesville campus faculty who got him interested in majoring in history. The Eckes Prize is given annually to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average […]

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Posted on 03/26/2021

Winning Student Essays Explore Wide Range of History Topics

2021 prize winners and history majors (clockwise from top left) Holly Thompson, Eli Wanner, Justin Boyle, and Miranda Christy.The Ohio University History Department awarded four undergraduate essays with this year’s Randolph Stone Prize. Each Randolph Stone Prize winner receives a cash award as well as recognition at the Annual Undergraduate History Conference. Justin Boyle originally wrote “New Mexican and Hawaiian Statehood: National Identity in Twentieth-Century America” as his […]

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Posted on 03/25/2021

Mattson Tells Arts Fuse How Punk Rock Led to Interest in Intellectual History

Dr. Kevin Mattson with his new book on punk rock.The Arts Fuse interviews Dr. Kevin Mattson on a Genuine Culture War — Punks versus Reagan. Mattson is the Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University. He recently authored WE’RE NOT HERE TO ENTERTAIN: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980s America, documenting how the […]

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Posted on 03/25/2021

History Chair’s Message: Ohio University Historians Thriving Despite the Adversity

Dr. Brian Schoen, portraitSpring 2020 Dear Alumni and Friends, It has been a year since COVID disrupted our lives. A great deal has changed. One thing that has not is our department’s commitment to you: our students, alumni, and friends. Historical perspectives have never mattered more as the world continues to confront the […]

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Posted on 03/22/2021

Trauschweizer Edits Book on Evolution of Peace and Stability Between Allied Nations

Ingo Trauschweizer, portraitDr. Ingo Trauschweizer, professor of history and director of Ohio University’s Contemporary History Institute, links past and present efforts to maintain a peaceful world in his latest book, Temple of Peace: International Cooperation and Stability since 1945. Through essays by nine contributors specializing in diplomacy, Temple of Peace examines the […]

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Posted on 03/18/2021