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Mass Protests and Constitutional Contestation in Latin America, March 24

Carmen Ilizarbe, Claudia Hess and Maria Victoria CrespoOver the past year, mass protests have swept across Latin America. From Chile’s El Estadillo Social (the Social Outbreak) to Argentina’s Ni Una Menos (No One [Woman] Less), these massive social movements have challenged the political and legal establishment, leading to deep political and legal reforms. The Center for Law, […]

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Posted on 03/02/2021

History Association Hosts Panel on The Queen’s Gambit, April 8

Kim LittleThe Ohio University History Association hosts “Historical Themes in The Queen’s Gambit” from 6-7 p.m. on April 8 via Teams. After the panelists’ presentations, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the show and historical topics. The event is free, and open to all Ohio University […]

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Posted on 03/02/2021

Contemporary History | Patient Zero: Seeking Epidemic Origins from AIDS to COVID-19, April 15

Dr. Richard A. McKayThe Contemporary History Institute hosts Dr. Richard McKay discussing “Patient Zero: Seeking Epidemic Origins from AIDS to COVID-19” on April 15 from noon to 1 p.m. His book, Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, published in 2017 by the University of Chicago Press, was named by CHOICE […]

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Posted on 03/02/2021

Contemporary History | The Dangers of QAnon and the Culture of Paranoia: A Conversation, Feb. 18

The Contemporary History Institute hosts “The Dangers of QAnon and the Culture of Paranoia: A Conversation” on Thursday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. on Teams. Please request a link to the conversation from Ingo Trauschweizer at trauschw@ohio.edu. The Contemporary History Institute invites Ohio University students, faculty members, and […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Contemporary History | Saigon at War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties, Feb. 25

Heather Marie Stur, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute hosts Heather Marie Stur discussing her recently released book Saigon at War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties on Feb. 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please request a link to the conversation from Ingo Trauschweizer at trauschw@ohio.edu. Stur is a professor of history at the […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

George Washington Forum | Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of Intellectual Life, Jan. 25

Zena Hitz, portraitThe Menard Family George Washington Forum hosts Dr. Zena Hitz discussing “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of Intellectual Life,” on Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. A registration link will be posted. Hitz is a tutor at St. Johns College, Annapolis. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton after […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Contemporary History | Sebastián Hurtado-Torres on His Book about Cold War in Chile, Jan. 28

Sebastián Hurtado-Torres, portraitOhio University alumnus Dr. Sebastián Hurtado-Torres talks about continued importance of diplomatic history and his book The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei’s Revolution in Liberty and Chile’s Cold War on Thursday, Jan. 28. Join the Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app. Contact CHI director Ingo Trauschweizer (trauschw@ohio.edu) for additional […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Contemporary History | Pulp Vietnam: War and Gender in Cold War Men’s Adventure Magazines, March 25

Gregory Daddis, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute hosts Gregory Daddis discussing his fourth book, Pulp Vietnam: War and Gender in Cold War Men’s Adventure Magazines, on March 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join on Teams. Daddis is professor of history at San Diego State University, where he holds the USS Midway Chair in […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Ted Rose Lecture | The Pitfalls of Woke Neoliberalism:  The Conservative Implications of Liberal Race Reductionism, March 18

Touré F. ReedThe First Annual Ted Rose Lecture Series presents Dr. Touré F. Reed discussing “The Pitfalls of Woke Neoliberalism:  The Conservative Implications of Liberal Race Reductionism” on Thursday, March 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event will be virtual and is free and open to the public. Watch on YouTube. Watch […]

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Posted on 12/02/2020

George Washington Forum | China and the World since 1949, in February 2020

Frank Dikötter, portraitThe Menard Family George Washington Forum hosts Dr. Frank Dikötter discussing “China and the World since 1949 ” in February 2020 at 7:30 p.m. the Galbrath Chapel. A registration link will be posted, along with the date. Dikötter has been Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong […]

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Posted on 12/02/2020