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History Alumni Publishes in New York Times, Teaches History at Community College

Ohio University alum Gerald Goodwin ’14Ph.D. recently published “Black and White in Vietnam” in the New York Times. The opinion piece draws on his ongoing research, part of which was completed as his 2014 doctoral dissertation, “Race in the Crucible of War: African American Soldiers and Race Relations in the […]

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September 12, 2017 at 10:26 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

History Department Announces Fall 2017 Events

History Department Announces Fall 2017 Events

  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 […]

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September 5, 2017 at 2:38 pmAnnouncements News

History’s Mattson Researches New Book on American Punk

Dr. Kevin Mattson

Dr. Kevin Mattson, Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History, spent the 2016-17 academic year on an Ohio University Faculty Fellowship Leave. During this time, Mattson’s main focus was his newest book project: an intellectual and social history of American punk, especially during the first part of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, 1980-85. […]

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September 4, 2017 at 6:49 pmResearch

Civil War Monuments in the 21st Century: Relevant Historical Artifacts or Relics of a Past Best Forgotten, Sept. 13

General William Tecumseh Sherman Bronze Bas Relief Marching Through Georgia Civil War Memorial Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. Statue dedicated 1903, artist Carl Rohl-Smith. Located in back of Treasury where President Andrew Johnson and Ulysses Grant reviewed the Army at the end of the Civil War. General Sherman led the review at the head of the Army of Tennessee.

  On Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Athens County Public Library, Dr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Robin Muhammad, Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies, will provide openning remarks for an Athens community roundtable on “Civil War Monuments in the 21st Century: […]

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September 1, 2017 at 9:00 pmEvents

Marshall Legacy Series | Alum Talks about How Marshall Chose His Generals

Dr. Steve Taaffe

Ohio University alum Dr. Steve Taaffe discussed “Marshall & His Generals” as part of the George C. Marshall Foundation’s Marshall Legacy Series on the World Wars. Taaffe earned a Ph.D. in History and a Certificate in Contemporary History in 1995 from the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as […]

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July 28, 2017 at 1:48 pmAlumni

Schoen Keynote: Rethinking Knowledge and the Liberal Arts in a Fractured Age

Dr. Brian Schoen. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission

Dr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, delivered the keynote address titled “Rethinking Knowledge and the Liberal Arts in a Fractured Age” at the 17th Annual Marshall University College of Liberal Arts Research and Creativity Conference. He discussed how our own “unprecedented” times have parallels in the mid-19th century. […]

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May 7, 2017 at 11:07 pmNews

‘Hunting Nazi Treasure’ Documentary Taps History Grad Student for Research Expertise

Seth Givens, a history doctoral candidate, poses with files from the Cornelius Ryan Collection in the Mahn Center at Alden Library on Friday, September 27, 2013. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/University Libraries)

Seth Givens, a Ph.D. student in the History Department, recently began assisting in the production of Hunting Nazi Treasure, an eight-part investigative documentary television series co-produced by History Channel-Canada and More4 (Channel 4) in the United Kingdom. In part, the show continues the work of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives […]

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April 28, 2017 at 9:40 amNews Research