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May 7, 2018 at 11:19 am

History Student Receives Grant for Research at Army Heritage Center

Alexander Lovelace, portrait in office

Alexander Lovelace

Alexander 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 are of enduring or emerging value to the history of the Army and are well-supported by the institute’s holdings.” Lovelace received $2,000, which he plans to use in order to conduct extensive research at at the center, which is a major depository of U.S. Army documents.

Lovelace’s dissertation is provisionally titled “Total Coverage: How the Media Shaped Command Decisions During World War II.” It explores the relationship between the Allied high command and the American media during World War II. The project specifically traces how media and public relations influenced command decisions throughout World War II.


With research fields in U.S. military history, U.S. political history, and modern Europe and the British Empire, Lovelace is working on his dissertation under Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Contemporary History Institute.

Lovelace has had a successful track record of securing extra-departmental funding for his dissertation research. He received received the John Cady Graduate Fellowship from the OHIO Graduate College as well as a Student Enhancement Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity.

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