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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

CANCELED | Lazaroff Lecture | Sex, Racial Purity, & Imperialism: German Genocide in Africa and the Third Reich, March 23

Note: This event has been canceled. The History Department at Ohio University hosts its annual Lazaroff Lecture in Jewish history on on Monday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Center 240/242. This event is free and open to the public, and a reception follows the talk. This year’s lecture, […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

POSTPONED | Ten-Thousand Feet for Freedom: Ohio’s 1912 Woman Suffrage Parade with Leslie Blankenship, March 26

Note: This event has been postponed. Watch the Southeast Ohio History Center website for updates.  The Southeast Ohio History Center hosts “Ten-Thousand Feet for Freedom: Ohio’s 1912 Woman Suffrage Parade with Leslie Blankenship” on March 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the center, 24 W. State St., Athens. From the Southeast […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

Contemporary History | Libel Law and Press Freedom, Feb. 6

Aimee Edmondson, portraitJoint 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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Posted on 02/01/2020

Baker Peace Conference | Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities, Feb. 20-21

Peter Mandaville, portraitOhio 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 […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020

CHI and GWF | Brexit in Historical Perspective, Nov. 4

Jeremy Black, portraitThe 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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Posted on 11/01/2019

Contemporary History | The Dam that Would Not Die: Yamba, Nov. 14

Philip Brown, portraitThe 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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Posted on 11/01/2019