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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

Medium Quotes Hamby on Why Historians Reassessed Truman

Dr. Alonzo Hamby, portraitThe blog Medium quotes Dr. Alonzo Hamby, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “America Needs You Harry Truman.” Dr. Hamby also explains why historians have reassessed Truman: “But Truman’s stature also rose in subsequent years because it became easier for both scholars and the […]

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Posted on 11/05/2019

Washington Post Quotes Jellison on Melania Trump and Karen Pence Visit

Dr. Katherine Jellison, holdng a drawingWashington Post writer Jada Yuan quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “United we stand: Melania Trump and Karen Pence make a statement with South Carolina trip.” “They certainly come from different walks of life – international model versus Indiana homebody,” […]

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Posted on 11/05/2019

Ambassador Talks About Role of Non-Profits, Private Sector in Diplomacy

Ambassador Mary Ann Peters talks at Ohio University.Former Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters delivered the 2019 Elizabeth Evans Baker Lecture on the role of non-profits and the private sector in diplomacy at Ohio University on Oct. 24. Currently, Peters is the chief executive officer at the Carter Center, which has as its mission a “fundamental commitment to […]

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Posted on 11/04/2019

Jellison Keynotes European Rural History Organisation’s Conference

.Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair History at Ohio University, gave the keynote lecture at the 2019 international conference of the European Rural History Organisation. Held Sept. 10-13 in Paris at the EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), the conference served as a major intellectual and academic […]

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Posted on 11/04/2019

Schoen Authors Chapter on Confederate and Union Lobbying Efforts in Europe

Dr. Brian SchoenDr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of History at Ohio University, contributed a chapter to the recently published The Cambridge History of American Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The chapter is titled “The Civil War in Europe,” and is based on his current book project. In it, Schoen […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

Spring 2020 | New History Courses: 20th-Century Europe & Charles Darwin

College of Arts & Sciences Department of History artwork with civil war cannonThe History Department at Ohio University announces two new courses that are being offered for the first time in Spring 2020. HIST 2220: Europe in the 20th Century  Description: This course presents a survey of the history of Europe (including Great Britain and Russia) in the “short 20th century,” from the start […]

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Posted on 10/29/2019

Spring 2020 | Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate Courses

Black and white map showing Middle East and North Africa, and labeled Middle East and North Africa Studies, Ohio UniversityFour Spring 2020 courses fulfill requirements for the Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate. The following list includes course name, time, instructor, and prerequisites. The certificate is offered by the History Department at Ohio University in conjunction with a number of courses from other departments. Students and advisers interested in learning […]

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Posted on 10/21/2019

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