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September 3, 2018 at 9:38 am

History Department Announces Fall 2018 Events

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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 2018 term. All are free and open to the public.

Director’s Talk: Tamer El Said
Thursday, Sept. 20 | noon to 1 p.m.Baker Center 232

Description: Director Tamer El Said (In the Last Days of the City) will be available for a director’s talk the day after his film screens at the Athena Cinema. Living between Berlin and Cairo, El Said studied filmmaking and journalism. His debut film premiered in the Berlinale 2016 where it received the Caligari Film Prize. The film has been invited to over 140 festivals worldwide receiving more than 12 international awards from France, Germany, the United States, Italy, Poland, Russia, Argentina and Turkey. The film has been released theatrically in 10 countries and, also, obtained the Critics Award of the Best Arab Film in 2016. El Said was also mentoring workshops in many international film and art spaces including, among others, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and Silent Green in Berlin. This event is co-sponsored co-sponsored by Ohio University’s Middle East & North Africa Studies Certificate, the Islamic Studies Certificate, Classics & World Religions, History, the Center for International Studies, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Screening of In the Last Days of the City (Egypt)
Thursday, Sept. 20 | 7 to 9 p.m.Athena Cinema

Description: In the Last Days of the City is the debut feature of filmmaker Tamer El Said. It tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness, loss and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity. This event is co-sponsored by co-sponsored by Ohio University’s Middle East & North Africa Studies Certificate, the Islamic Studies Certificate, Classics & World Religions, History, the Center for International Studies, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Panel: History of World Peace Since 1750
Thursday, Oct. 11 | 4:30 p.m. | Bentley Hall 124

Description: A panel of OHIO alumni will discuss their contributions to the edited volume Routledge History of World Peace since 1750. Panelists include Dr. Christian Philip Peterson ’09 History Ph.D. and Dr. William Knoblauch ’12 History Ph.D. (both of whom served as co-editors of the volume along with Dr. Michael Loadenthal), and Dr. Joanna Tague ’03 History MA (who contributed a chapter on the national liberation movement in Mozambique). This event is co-sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute, the History Department, and the War and Peace theme.

Costa Lecture: Dagmar Herzog on ‘Post-Holocaust Trauma and the Creation of PTSD’
Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Walter Hall Rotunda

Description: Dr. Dagmar Herzog is Distinguished Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). She has written extensively on the histories of religion, the Holocaust and its aftermath, and the histories of gender and sexuality. Her most recent books are Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes (2017) and Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe (2018). This event is sponsored by the History Department and marks 41st annual endowed Costa Lecture.

Lecture: Mirna Zakić on ‘Ethnic Germans and National Socialism in Yugoslavia in World War II’
Thursday, Nov. 8 | 4:30 p.m. | Baker Center 240

Description: Dr. Mirna Zakić is Associate Professor in the History Department at Ohio University. Her research interests include the relationship between ideology, war, and society; issues of occupation and collaboration; Volksdeutsche (ethnic Germans) and other ethnic minorities in the 20th century; and the relationship between the center and the periphery in national expansion and nation building. Zakić recently published Ethnic Germans and National Socialism in Yugoslavia in World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2017). This event is co-sponsored by the History Department and Contemporary History Institute.

Lecture: Ana Lucia Araujo on ‘Slavery and Its Legacies: Comparative Approaches in Memory and Reparations’
Monday, Nov. 19 | 3 p.m. | Walter Hall Rotunda

Description: Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo is Professor in the History Department, Howard University. She works on the history and public memory of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and their social and cultural legacies. In the last fifteen years, Araujo has authored and edited over ten books and published nearly fifty articles and chapters on these themes. Her most recent book is “Reparation for Slavery and the Salve Trade: A Transnational Comparative History.” This event is co-sponsored by the Wealth and Poverty theme, African American Studies, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Latin American Studies, the History Department, and the Multicultural Center.

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