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Contemporary History | Case of Cold War Chile, Oct. 15

Sebastian Hurtado Torres, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Sebastian Hurtado Torres discussing “The endless relevance of diplomatic history: the case of Cold War Chile” on  Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. A Teams link will be provided. Hurtado Torres is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Historia, at the Universidad San Sebastian […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Contemporary History | From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter: Tracing the Contours of Social Protest in America, Oct. 22

Robyn C. Spencer, portraitOhio University’s Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Robyn C. Spencer discussing “From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter: Tracing the Contours of Social Protest in America” on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Join on Teams. Spencer is a historian whose research centers on social protest after World […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

75th Anniversary of WWII | Shigeko Sasamori Talks about Surviving Hiroshima, Oct. 30

Shigeko Sasamori, portraitTo help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Ohio University hosts a talk by Shigeko Sasamori (age 88), survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. Her talk is titled “August 6th, […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Contemporary History | Mattson Discusses Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980s America, Sept. 17

Dr. Kevin Mattson with his new book on punk rock.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 […]

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Posted on 09/01/2020

Contemporary History | Mass Mobilization in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Sept. 3

Alec G. Holcombe, portraitThe 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 […]

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Posted on 08/02/2020

Online Sociology & Anthropology Colloquium | Naming the Jew: Performative Antisemitism and the Alt-Right, April 23

Jacob Labendz, portraitThe Sociology & Anthropology Colloquium and Hillel at Ohio University present Dr. Jacob Labendz on “Naming the Jew: Performative Antisemitism and the Alt-Right” on Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m., at the Zoom link: bit.ly/DRLABENDZHILLEL Labendz directs the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies of Youngstown State University, where he […]

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Posted on 04/02/2020

Marietta History Week | The Economy of Preservation: How to Capitalize on Historic Structures Symposium, March 27

Come visit the first settlement in the Northwest Territory for Marietta History Week, coordinated by the Ohio History Service Corps presents Marietta History Week, March 27 to April 5 in Marietta, Ohio. The event is organized by Ohio University alum Tanner Ogle, who earned a B.A. in History in 2016 […]

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Posted on 03/02/2020

CANCELED | Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines, April 23-24

Photo of war correspondent, journalist, editor and author Cornelius Ryan from the Cornelius Ryan Collection at the Ohio University's Alden Library.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 […]

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Posted on 03/02/2020

Contemporary History | Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I, March 5

Michelle R. Moyd, portraitThe 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; […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

International Women’s Day | 100 Years of Change: An International Perspective, March 8

Dr. Katherine Jellison, holdng a drawingOn International Women’s Day, the Southeast Ohio History Center presents “100 Years of Change: An International Perspective” on Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 4 at the center, 24 W. State St., Athens. The panel of women representing the Global South will address questions raised in the upcoming exhibit “Ohio […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020