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Graduate Research Series | Lovelace on Problems of Archival Research in the Writing of WWII History, Nov. 20

Alexander Lovelace, portrait in officeOhio University Libraries, Graduate Student Senate and Faculty Senate have partnered to host the Graduate Research Series, an event that gives graduate students the opportunity to share the process of their thesis or dissertation with the public. This event, held each semester, will highlight graduate students Francesca Lamoreux, Mohamed Hassan […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

History Graduate Conference Brings Together Interdisciplinary Array of Research

College of Arts & Sciences Department of History artwork with civil war cannonThe History Graduate Student Association hosted the 14th Annual History Graduate Student Conference at Ohio University in March 2019. The program combined a keynote lecture by Dr. Ilana Feldman (Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University) with 10 thematic panels showcasing some of the cutting-edge, in-progress […]

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Posted on 08/29/2019

Salazar Accesses ‘Just about Everything Declassified’ about Grenada Invasion

Heather Salazar, portraitHeather Salazar, doctoral student in History, recently completed a research trip covering four different sites to access archival documents and oral histories. Her dissertation, provisionally titled “Grenada: From British Colony to America’s Cold War Pawn,” examines the 1983 U.S.  invasion of Grenada (Operation URGENT FURY) within the global context of […]

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Posted on 07/11/2019

Graduate Student, History Center Research 1881 Lynching in Athens

In 1881, Christopher Davis, a biracial man and resident of Athens, was lynched near what is now the Richland Avenue Bridge. Davis, who had a wife, a daughter, and an infant son, had been accused of the rape and attempted murder of Lucinda Luckey, a white woman. In the years […]

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Posted on 06/03/2019

Contemporary History Institute Announces Fellows for 2019-20

Amanda Nichols, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute is pleased to announce the 2019-20 winners of the Klinder PhD Fellowship and the Baker Peace Fellowship. Klinder PhD Fellows Alex Lovelace and Samantha Peko have received Klinder PhD Fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. The Klinder’s endowment was established in the 1990s to fund a […]

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Posted on 04/25/2019

14th Annual History Graduate Student Conference, March 22-23

Bentley Annex, home to the History DepartmentThe History Graduate Student Association hosts the 14th Annual History Graduate Student Conference at Ohio University on March 22-23. The program combines a keynote lecture with a series of panel presentations that showcase some of the cutting-edge, in-progress historical work of graduate students in a variety of discipline from multiple […]

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Posted on 03/01/2019

History Ph.D. Student Secures Grant to Support Research in The Gambia

Sana Saidykhan, portraitSana Saidykhan, doctoral student in the History Department, recently secured a research grant jointly administered by The Gambia’s National Centre for Arts and Culture and Germany’s The Gerda Henkel Foundation. Saidykhan plans to use the funds, totaling 2,500 euros, to support his preliminary dissertation research in The Gambia this summer. Provisionally […]

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Posted on 02/08/2019

Call for Papers: OHIO History Graduate Conference, Non-Historians Welcome

Bentley Annex, the building housing the History Department, in black and white photo.The History Graduate Student Association at Ohio University invites graduate students to submit research and paper proposals for the 14th Annual Ohio University History Graduate Conference to take place on March 22-23, 2019. Eligibility of Paper Topics (Non-Historians Welcome) Students working on the contemporary period in any geographical region are […]

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Posted on 12/10/2018

History Student Receives Grant for Research at Army Heritage Center

Alexander Lovelace, portrait in officeAlexander Lovelace, a History doctoral student at Ohio University, received a 2018 General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgeway Military History Research Grant from the U.S. Army Military History Institute. The grant program is designed to support “on-site research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pa., on subjects that […]

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Posted on 05/07/2018

Rattanasengchanh Awarded Contemporary History Institute’s Klinder Dissertation Fellowship

Phimmasone Michael Rattanasengchanh, portraitThe 2018-19 Klinder Dissertation Fellowship goes to Phimmasone Michael Rattanasengchanh, a doctoral student in the History Department. This year’s award marks the inauguration of the fellowship, whose endowment was established in the 1990s to fund a dissertation writing year for Ohio University doctoral students enrolled in the Contemporary History Institute Certificate […]

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Posted on 04/24/2018