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History Student Explores U.S. Looting of German Civilian Possessions in WWII

History Student Explores U.S. Looting of German Civilian Possessions in WWII

While the Monuments Men movie depicts German looting of Europe’s cultural treasures, History Ph.D. student Seth Givens writes about U.S. looting of German civilian possessions. Givens, a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department, published “Liberating the Germans: The US Army and Looting in Germany during the Second World War,” in […]

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February 7, 2014 at 9:29 amResearch

Scholarships Available for History Majors on Tel Aviv Summer Study Abroad

The Lazaroff Fund in the College of Arts & Sciences is offering a $750 scholarship to two Ohio University History majors to be used toward the Tel Aviv: Cultural and Political Intersections Summer Study Abroad program. The program runs from June 5 – July 10, 2014, and is an exciting […]

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January 31, 2014 at 8:10 amAnnouncements

First Queens of Portugal Played Monumental Role in Building State

First Queens of Portugal Played Monumental Role in Building State

“The difficulties of studying what no longer exists are legion,” writes Dr. Miriam Shadis, “and are particularly acute in the realm of women’s history, but … the absence of a discourse of visual imagery does not mean that this imagery never existed, nor that queens’ patronage did not play a […]

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January 15, 2014 at 10:46 amResearch

Castellano, Curp, Schoen Awarded Research Funding

Three faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences were funded for research, scholarship and creative work this fall. The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded a total of $91,853 to 11 Ohio University faculty. Dr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor of History, received a Baker […]

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January 7, 2014 at 9:29 amResearch

Doxsee Talks about POW Experience in Slaughterhouse Five with Vonnegut

Doxsee Talks about POW Experience in Slaughterhouse Five with Vonnegut

Parkersburg News and Sentinel reporter Jody Murphy captured the tale of Dr. Gifford Doxsee, a U.S. Army veteran and former Ohio University Professor of History. Doxsee spoke on Veterans Day at the Belpre Senior Center about his time as a POW in a German camp in the later days of […]

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November 12, 2013 at 11:26 amNews

Historical Marker Honors Former Slave Who Raised Civil War Regiment

Historical Marker Honors Former Slave Who Raised Civil War Regiment

A historical marker will be dedicated at the Athens County Fairgrounds to commemorate the location where 150 years ago Milton Holland raised Company C of the 5th United States Colored Infantry regiment. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m., on Veterans Day, which is Monday, Nov. 11. The keynote […]

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November 4, 2013 at 10:21 amNews

Knowing the Future: A Focus of Human Attention for Several Thousand Years

Knowing the Future: A Focus of Human Attention for Several Thousand Years

By Dr. Daniel Phillips College of Arts & Sciences faculty are tackling the challenges of the 21st century by building interdisciplinary and team-taught courses around a new set of curricular themes. The Knowing the Future theme seeks to acquaint students with different ways in which we think about the future. […]

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October 28, 2013 at 10:24 amNews