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Brian Schoen publishes chapter in Cambridge History of America in the World

From Ohio University News Dr. Brian Schoen published a chapter in The Cambridge History of America in the World, Volume 2: The Nineteenth Century. Schoen’s contribution. “Containing Empire: The United States and the World in the Civil War Era,” tackles the crucial period from 1848 to 1877. Schoen is chair of […]

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Posted on 12/22/2021

Alumni News | Ryan Crowley to serve as clerk in Delaware Superior Court after law school graduation

Ryan Crowley, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. From Ohio University News Ohio University alumnus Ryan Crowley ’19 is set to earn a Juris Doctor in 2022 from Widener University Delaware Law School. After […]

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Posted on 12/09/2021

Class of 2021 | Jane Dreher says study in Berlin gave her new perspective

Jane Dreher, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. See more Fall 2021 commencement stories. Jane Dreher approaches Fall 2021 Commencement confident about her plans and with a clear sense of how to analyze the […]

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Posted on 11/30/2021

Dantas looks to Brazil, most prominent slave society in the Americas, for insight on Black freedom in the Age of Abolition

Mariana Dantas. portraitFrom Ohio University News When most Americans think of the history of slavery in the Americas, they think of the U.S. South, but Brazil was in fact the most prominent slave society in the Americas. Almost half of Africans trafficked through the Atlantic slave trade (over 4 million people) were […]

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Posted on 11/30/2021

History graduate student Andrew Howard wins critical language award to study Urdu

Andrew Howard at the Qutab Minar complex in Delhi.From Ohio University News The American Councils for International Education recently awarded Ohio University graduate student Andrew Howard a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Refresh award to study Urdu with the American Institute of India Studies. Howard is a fifth-year student pursuing a Ph.D. in History and a Contemporary History Certificate, with […]

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Posted on 11/29/2021

First-time competitors win awards at in-person Mock Trial Tournament

Megan Taylor and Leighton Heiner holding jars with awardsFrom Ohio University News With only five short weeks of preparation, the Ohio University Mock Trial Team competed at Ohio State University’s Scarlet and Grey Mock Trial Tournament in October, with two first-time competitors winning awards. The tournament was conducted in-person, OHIO’s first in-person tournament since February 2020. OHIO Mock […]

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Posted on 11/24/2021

Jaclyn Maxwell’s new book examines socioeconomic status in the early days of Christianity

Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell at Blue Mosque in IstanbulFrom Ohio University News In her new book, Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell takes a subject that still resonates today—socioeconomic status—back to late antiquity and examines how upper-class Roman church leaders looked back upon the fishermen and manual laborers at the foundation of their religion. Simplicity and Humility in Late Antique Christian […]

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Posted on 11/04/2021

Alumni News | Touching history in Rome rekindled Kristin Osborne’s passion

From left, Kristen Osborne, Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell, and OHIO students in Rome.From Ohio University News Just when Ohio University alumna Kristin Osborne ’18 was questioning herself and her career plans, along came Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell’s spring break program in Rome. Now she’s still passionate about history and confidently making career choices in a personal storyline with many chapters still to come. […]

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Posted on 11/04/2021

Barr-Melej examines Chile’s path amid violent upheavals of the ‘Global 1968’

Patrick Barr-Melej, portrait with map of ChileFrom Ohio University News From Mexico City to Paris and beyond, 1968 saw massive protests, political violence, the assertion of new values, and explosions of artistic expression that together challenged dominant structures, ideologies, and sensibilities amid the Cold War. Even Ohio University would find itself closing amid riots in May […]

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Posted on 10/14/2021

Alumni News | Derek Catsam writes where sports and politics collide

Derek Catsam, portraitDerek Catsam went to South Africa to study history and fell in love with rugby. Now his latest book on the cataclysm of sports and politics in 1981 shines a light on the intersection of sports and political activism today. Catsam is the Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Professor in the Humanities […]

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Posted on 09/01/2021