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Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines, April 23-24

The Contemporary History Institute (Ohio University), The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University), and Stars and Stripes are pleased to announce a symposium at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on April 23-24, 2020 titled: “Reporting World War II: […]

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February 2, 2020 at 6:30 amEvents

Schoen Authors Chapter on Confederate and Union Lobbying Efforts in Europe

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

Dr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of History at Ohio University, contributed a chapter to the recently published The Cambridge History of American Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The chapter is titled “The Civil War in Europe,” and is based on his current book project. In it, Schoen […]

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November 2, 2019 at 5:02 pmResearch

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’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