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Undergraduate History Conference

The Undergraduate History Conference was inaugurated in the spring of 2007. Since then, the event has been organized and sponsored by the Ohio University History Department every spring semester, with an average of 12 student presentations each year from both the Athens and regional campuses.

The conference was first proposed by faculty members who were teaching the History Research and Writing Junior Composition course. The intent was to provide students of that course with a venue to share their work with other students and faculty. Witness to the hard work students put into their projects, associate professors Michele Clouse, Miriam Shadis, and Mariana Dantas led the initiative, encouraged by their desire to provide students with the opportunity to showcase their research and writing talents to an audience beyond that of their classroom.

Over the years the conference has become an important event – sometimes rite of passage – to history majors and minors, as well as other Arts & Sciences students. The conference also marked a key shift in the activities of the department’s undergraduate committee, then led by Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor Kevin Uhalde. It marked the committee’s and the department’s commitment to offer students more professionalizing experiences through events and activities that introduce students to and prepare them for the types of work, public engagement, research and writing future jobs might expect of them. Through the efforts of succeeding directors of undergraduate studies and the Undergraduate Committee, the History Department also boosted its internship program, promoted an annual career advising day, and most recently has started to organize an internship fair. This year the conference once again marks the end of another academic year and celebrates students’ accomplishments, both those who graduated some years ago and those who are graduating in the near future.

 

Recent Conference News

2019 History Undergraduate Conference graphicThe Ohio UniversityHistory Departmentinvited the Ohio University and broader Athens community to the 13thAnnual 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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College of Arts & Sciences Department of History artwork with civil war cannonThe Ohio UniversityHistory Departmenthosted its 12thAnnual Undergraduate History Conference on Friday, April 20, 9:30am – 5pm inBentley Annex 402. The conference featured three panels of student presentations. It will conclude with an awards ceremony thatwill announce this years inductees into the Phi Alpha Theta honor society as well as the […]

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College of Arts & Sciences Department of History artwork with civil war cannonThe Ohio UniversityHistory Departmenthosts its 11thAnnual Undergraduate History Conference April 5-7. The conference opens on Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. with a plenary session and awards ceremony at theFriends of the Library Room, 319 Alden Library.Assistant Professor Sarah Kinkel will give a lecture on “Revolutionary Leadership: The Top Ten […]

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History's Dr. Miriam Shadis and Dr. Mariana Dantas, with graduating senior Michael LynchThe History Department at Ohio University recently marked the end of the 2015-16 academic year by recognizing the academic accomplishments of undergraduate majors and the graduating classof history majors. On Friday, April 29, 2016, the History Department convened its annual reception for graduating undergraduate seniors. The department chair, Dr. Katherine […]

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Tenth Annual Undergraduate History Conference logoThe Ohio University History Department hosts its 10thAnnual Undergraduate History Conference April 14-15. The conference opens on Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion byfive alumni of the programand of the conference to speak about their post-graduation and career experiences. The panel featuresSara Fisher, Cyrus Moore, and […]

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9th undergraduate history conferenceThe Department of Historyat Ohio University hosts its ninth Annual Undergraduate History Conference April 16-17, 2015. The conference opens on Thursday, April 16, at 5 p.m. with a keynote address by Dr. Alec Holcombe, assistant professor of Southeast Asian History at Ohio University, at the Athens County Historical Society and […]

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The History Department invites paper proposals for the 8th Annual Undergraduate History Conference. Paper proposals are due Monday, March 24. Deadline: Submit proposals to Dr. Michele Clouse (clousem@ohio.edu) by Monday, March 24. Proposals should be 200 words long and describe the topic of the paper, the thesis, and preliminary conclusions. […]

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The Eight Annual Undergraduate History Conference kicks off Wednesday, April 16, with a plenary talk by Dr. Jessica Roney at 5:30 p.m. in the Lindley Room at the Ohio University Inn. Student presentations follow in Thursday, April 17. Roney will discuss “Setting Up for Themselves: Voluntarism, Democracy & Citizenship in […]

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