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September 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

History Department Announces Fall 2017 Events

 

College of Arts & Sciences Department of History artwork with civil war cannon

As part of its efforts to compliment in-class education and serve as a resource to the Ohio University community, the History Department is pleased to present the following events during the Fall 2017 term.

Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. (Seigfred Hall 401)
Screening of the film Men in the Arena (Somalia)

Directed by J. R. Biersmith (2017), this documentary highlights the stories of Saadiq Mohammed and Sa’ad Xussien, as they come of age in Somalia. For these men, soccer is their passion, profession, and the only pathway they seem to find for a more hopeful future. The event will feature introductory comments by Dr. Steve Howard, who will also moderate the brief Q&A after the screening. This screening represents the Somalia installment of the 2017-18 Banned Countries Film Series. The event is co-sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Studies and Islamic Studies certificate programs, the departments of History, Classics and World Religions, and Political Science, the African Studies Program, the War and Peace Theme, the Center for Law, Justice, and Culture, the Contemporary History Institute, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, and the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies at Ohio University. [Event details]

Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. (Baker Center 242)
Lecture by Neilesh Bose on “History, Memory, and Myth: How We Have Come to Understand the End of WWII in India”

Dr. Neilesh Bose, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Victoria, will give a lecture on the experience and memory of Indian participation in World War II. This event is co-sponsored by the History Department and the Contemporary History Institute.

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. (Seigfred Hall 401)
Screening o
f the film The Devil Came on Horseback (Sudan)

Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg (2007), this award-winning documentary explores the conflict in Darfu, Sudan. The event will feature introductory comments by Dr. Steve Howard, who will also moderate the brief Q&A after the screening. This screening represents the Sudan installment of the 2017-18 Banned Countries Film Series. The event is co-sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Studies and Islamic Studies certificate programs, the departments of History, Classics and World Religions, and Political Science, the African Studies Program, the War and Peace Theme, the Center for Law, Justice, and Culture, the Contemporary History Institute, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, and the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies at Ohio University.

Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. (Walter Rotunda)
Lecture by H.W. Brands on “From George Washington to Donald Trump: The Four Ages of the Presidency”

Dr. H.W. Brands, Professor and Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair of History at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a lecture on the changing nature of the U.S. presidency since the founding of the country. This event is sponsored by the History Department and represents the 40th Annual Endowed Costa Lecture.

Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. (Seigfred Hall 401)
Screening of the film A Separation 
(Iran)

Directed by Asghar Farhadi (2011), this award-winning feature film narrates the story of married couple and their struggles. It explores notions of intimacy, politics, and public space in the context of contemporary Iran. The event will feature introductory comments by Dr. Loren Lybarger, who will also moderate the brief Q&A after the screening. This film is screened as the Iran installment of the 2017-18 Banned Countries Film Series. The event is co-sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Studies and Islamic Studies certificate programs, the departments of History, Classics and World Religions, and Political Science, the African Studies Program, the War and Peace Theme, the Center for Law, Justice, and Culture, the Contemporary History Institute, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, and the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies at Ohio University.

Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m. (Baker Center 242)
Lecture by Steve Miner on “The Furies Unleashed: The Soviet Peoples at War, 1941-1945”

Dr. Steve Miner, Professor of History at Ohio University, will give a lecture based on his forthcoming book that addresses the experience of the Soviet Union during World War II. This event is co-sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute and History Department, as part of the latter’s faculty book talk series.

For more about the History Department, visit the History Department homepage.

One Comment

  1. Christine Brownfield says:

    I wish we had had more of this when I was an undergrad. I think it is brilliant, but I feel like my class didn’t get as much as those classes that came after. Class of 1980.

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