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Lee Reviews Two Books on History of Microbes in Food, Medicine

Dr. Victoria Lee

Dr. Victoria Lee reviews two books about microbes, looking at both sides of the “great divide” for Los Angeles Review of Books headlined “Gods of Small Things.” From the known history of human engagement with microbes, it might be tempting to conclude that modernity represents one great rupture. There was […]

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June 29, 2021 at 7:57 amFaculty in the News In the News

History Faculty Maintain Scholarly Engagement during Pandemic

History Faculty Maintain Scholarly Engagement during Pandemic

In the past few months, members of the Ohio University History Department have participated in a number of online events, sharing their research and collaborating with an international community of scholars amidst a pandemic that caused the widespread cancelation of in-person events. When the COVID pandemic caused shutdowns around the […]

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March 18, 2021 at 11:07 amResearch

Lee Illuminates the Role of Kōji in Japanese Fermentation

Dr. Victoria Lee

Dr. Victoria Lee joined epidemiologist and shōchū ambassador of Japan Dr. Stephen Lyman in a public lecture hosted by the Japan Foundation of Toronto. Their discussion of the brewing mold kōji is part of the series “Healthy Hakkō: The Fermented Culinary Arts of Japan.” “From soy sauce to miso to […]

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January 19, 2021 at 10:50 amResearch

Lee Authors Article on Mold Used to Brew Sake, and its Carcinogenic Relative

Dr. Victoria Lee

Dr. Victoria Lee authored an article on the history of kōji, the mold used in brewing sake and soy sauce, and its close relation Aspergillus flavus. The latter can produce “aflatoxin,” a powerful carcinogen. “Wild Toxicity, Cultivated Safety: Aflatoxin and Kōji Classification as Knowledge Infrastructure” was published in the journal History and […]

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February 4, 2020 at 7:49 amResearch

Spring 2020 | New History Courses: 20th-Century Europe & Charles Darwin

Spring 2020 | New History Courses: 20th-Century Europe & Charles Darwin

The History Department at Ohio University announces two new courses that are being offered for the first time in Spring 2020. HIST 2220: Europe in the 20th Century  Description: This course presents a survey of the history of Europe (including Great Britain and Russia) in the “short 20th century,” from the start […]

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October 29, 2019 at 4:02 pmAnnouncements In Class

Lee Wins Award for Published Article on History of Science and Japan

Lee Wins Award for Published Article on History of Science and Japan

Dr. Victoria Lee, Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University, was recently announced as a 2019 recipient of the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award for her published article, “Microbial Transformations: The Japanese Domestication of Penicillin Production, 1946-1951,” in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 48 (2018): 441-474. The International Society for the […]

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August 28, 2019 at 11:29 amAnnouncements News Research

13th Annual Undergraduate History Conference, April 15-16

13th Annual Undergraduate History Conference, April 15-16

The Ohio University History Department invited the Ohio University and broader Athens community to the 13th Annual Undergraduate History Conference on Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16, 2019. The conference opens on Monday, April 15, at 5 p.m. with a keynote lecture in Bentley Hall 215. Assistant Professor Victoria Lee will give a lecture on […]

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April 1, 2019 at 8:30 pmEvents