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Contemporary History Institute Speaker Series

The Contemporary History Institute sponsors an active program of events, not only to increase the breadth of the program but also to providing opportunities for students to interact with prominent specialists from a wide variety of fields.

The Institute regularly brings distinguished speakers to Athens to conduct seminars and deliver public lectures.

The CHI Speakers Series welcomes between three and five people each quarter to lecture on a variety of ideas, contemporary research, and prominent issues. Students may make suggestions about the speakers they would be interested in hearing and often the Institute is able to fulfill those requests.

The Baker Peace Conference, usually held in the spring, draws participants from the highest echelons of academia and public affairs to discuss an issue of national, and oftentimes international, significance. Students and the public benefit from this serious, non-polemic examination of these important issues.

Latest Speaker Series Events

 

Collaboration and Justice: The Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals from the Soviet Union, April 14

The Ohio University History Department presents the 18th Annual Lazaroff Lecture—”Collaboration and Justice: The Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals from the Soviet Union” by Dr. Martin Dean—on Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Commons.

Martin Dean

Martin Dean

A reception precedes the lecture at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dean is Applied Research Scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Among other publications, he is the author of Collaboration in the Holocaust: Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-44 (Palgrave, 2003)

 

 

 

Admiral (ret.) James Stavridis at the Baker Peace ConferenceAdm. (ret.)James Stavridis opened the 2019 Baker Peace Conference with the keynote address 21st Century: Risk and Opportunities. Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe from 2009 to 2013, Stavridis discussed the security challenges facing the United States and highlighted what opportunities exist for the nation to create security. In the category […]

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Contemporary History Institute events – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 03

David Finkel, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute welcomes journalist David Finkel to deliver the keynote address for the Coming Home from War program on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Baker 242. The event is free and open to the public. The Pulitzer Prize-winner presents Welcome Home, Sgt. Schumann: Why We Keep Telling […]

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Contemporary History Institute events – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 02

John R. McNeill, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute welcomes leading world historian and current American Historical Association president Dr. John R. McNeill on April 15 at 10 a.m. in Baker 242. He will present “Elephant Tusk and Bison Hide: The Global Environment and the Industrial Revolution, 1800-1920” as part of CHI’s spring semester speaker […]

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Ingo Trauschweizer, portraitDr. Ingo Trauschweizer, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Contemporary History Institute,will deliver a talk on Thursday April 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Baker Center 242. Titled Maxwell Taylors Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam, the talk draws on Trauschweizer’s recently-published book of the same title, an intellectual […]

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This Is What We Do Promotional Image, two soldiers with machine gunThe Contemporary History Institute presents a screening of an episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novicks documentary, The Vietnam War on March 2, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Bentley 124. CHI will screen episode five of the Burns and Novick series, titled ‘This Is What We Do’ (July 1967-December […]

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Dr. Joshua Hill, standing at the front of a classrom with his arms folded.Dr.Joshua Hill, Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University, will deliver a talk on Thursday March 7 at 4:30pm in Baker Center 242. In his recently publishedVoting as a Rite: A History of Elections in Modern China(Harvard University Press), Hill covers the period from the Opium War to the present […]

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Bentley Annex, home to the History DepartmentThe History Graduate Student Association hosts the 14th Annual History Graduate Student Conference at Ohio University on March 22-23. The program combines a keynote lecture with a series of panel presentations that showcase some of the cutting-edge, in-progress historical work of graduate students in a variety of discipline from multiple […]

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Dr. Ilana Feldmanwill lecture on the “Humanitarian Predicaments & Palestinian Refugee Politics” on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Baker Theater. Feldman, Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University, will give the keynote lecture at the 2019 Ohio University History Graduate Conference. She is […]

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Adm. (ret.) James Stavridis, portraitBy Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer Associate Professor of History & Director of the Contemporary History Institute The Contemporary History Institute hosts the 2019 Baker Peace Conference on March 28-29, 2019. Our theme this year is Temple of Peace? International Cooperation and World Order since 1945. The keynote is at 7:30 pp.m. […]

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Contemporary History Institute events – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Feb 19

The Contemporary History Institute presents a stage reading of the play Ajax, a 2,000-year-old Greek tragedy that reveals the timelessness of the veteran experience, on Feb. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.The Contemporary History Institute presents a stage reading of the play Ajax, a 2,000-year-old Greek tragedy that reveals the timelessness of the veteran experience, on Feb. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Athena Cinema. The performance of Sophocles Greek tragedy from the 5th century BC using a translation […]

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