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Brazilian Magazine Interviews History’s Uhalde about ‘Game of Thrones’

Dr. Kevin Uhalde, in Iceland, which serves as one of the key filming areas for the series.

Veja, one of Brazil’s major weekly magazines, recently interviewed Dr. Kevin Uhalde, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, about the historical inspirations and parallels for the hit series Game of Thrones. The article, published in Portuguese and titled “Find Out What’s Real in ‘Game of Thrones,’” features a number of historians’ views on […]

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August 30, 2017 at 10:17 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Maxwell Contributes to Volume on Popular Culture in Ancient World

Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell at Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell‘s “Popular Theology in Late Antiquity” was published as part of Popular Culture in the Ancient World, edited by Lucy Grigg (Cambridge University Press, 2016).  The volume as a whole aims at taking “popular culture” in classical Greek and Roman antiquity more seriously, with many of the chapters geared […]

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May 4, 2017 at 11:14 amResearch

Students Study History of Power and Piety in Eternal Rome Over Spring Break

Students of the Spring 2017 edition of "Eternal Rome." Photo by Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell.

Twelve students studied in Rome over spring break with one of the History Department‘s most unique courses—HIST 4536 Eternal Rome: Power and Piety. The short-term study trip to Italy during spring break is next offered in Spring 2018. This annual offering allows students to earn upper-level History credit. Such coursework can […]

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April 26, 2017 at 12:03 pmIn Class News

Uhalde Presents Paper at Berlin Conference

Participants from the "Making Sense of the Oath" Conference held in Berlin, December 2016.

In December, Dr. Kevin Uhalde, Associate Professor of History, finished his grading and traveled to Berlin, Germany to participate in a conference titled “Making Sense of the Oath in Late Antiquity and the Earlier Middle Ages: Religious Act, Social Bond, Holy Sacrament.” Uhalde was invited to participate in this conference. […]

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January 23, 2017 at 2:26 pmResearch

History Faculty Active in Research and Publication Over Summer 2016

Bentley Annex, the building housing the History Department

The History Department at Ohio University prides itself on the scholarly productivity of its faculty. During the 2016 summer, a number of its historians published their findings, conducted archival research, appeared on national media, and organized a number of scholarly and public activities.  Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish, Assistant Professor of History, published […]

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August 31, 2016 at 8:18 amResearch

History’s Maxwell Publishes Chapter on Founder of Fifth-Century Monastery Near Constantinople

Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell at Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell, Associate Professor of History, published “Social Interactions in a Rural Monastery: Scholars, Peasants, and Monks in the Life of Hypatius“ during the 2016 summer. The scholarly work appeared as a chapter in Motions of Late Antiquity: Essays on Religion, Politics, and Society in Honor of Peter Brown, edited by Jamie Kreiner and Helmut  Reimitz […]

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August 25, 2016 at 7:16 amNews Research