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In the Shadow of Pompeii: Heritage Conservation in Modern Italy

Italy HIST Summer 2018

Instructors: David D'Andrea and Cristina Gonzalez
Location: Italy
Courses: HIST 3980 or ART 4800/5900 - 3 credit hours (H and I designation pending)

Travel Dates: May 15 - 28, 2018 
Course Dates: April 23 - July 6, 2018

Explore the cultural and historical landscape of southern Italy, from the great archaeological sites and museums of Rome to the ruins of Pompeii. You will have the opportunity to examine an on-going excavation in the historic town of Nocera Superiore, home of Roman ruins, mendicant churches, and one of the oldest and largest early Christian baptisteries in existence. The course includes trips to Pompeii, Paestum, Herculaneum, and the museums in Naples.

Course Costs:                 
Tuition and Fees: $2,900*
     (includes $200 deposit billed at the time of enrollment).
     *Airfare is not included in the costs. Airfare estimate is $1,400 - $1,700.

The costs include tuition and fees, travel insurance, lodging, most major excursions and transportation. The costs do not include airfare, additional meals, some museum entrance fees, passport or additional airline fees, and any miscellaneous costs a student might wish to incur.

To enroll:
 Contact Shane O'Mealey in the Arts and Sciences Outreach office to set up an appointment and be accepted into the program.   405-744-5647.  All applicants must have an appointment to travel on the course. You can begin your course application, but you will not be able to proceed without an appointment.

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PhD Student Jared Eberle Recieves the WHA Graduate Student Prize

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Jared Eberle is a recipient of this year's Western History Association Graduate Student Prize. Inaugurated in 2014, the prize is designed to foster graduate student professional development and to enhance collegial citizenship within the organization. Jared, along with the other recipients, will host the Graduate Student Reception at this year's WHA Conference in San Diego, California this November. 

Graduate Student Jared Eberle Receives National Phi Alpha Theta Dissertation Scholarship

Eberle JaredJared Eberle, doctoral candidate in the History Department, has received the National Phi Alpha Theta Doctoral Scholarship award for work on his dissertation, "More Than a Bunch of Rowdy Indians: Red Power and the Transition to the 1970s." Congratulations, Jared, on this well-deserved and prestigious award! 

Outstanding Senior Jordan Stine Shares His Passion for History

Jordan Stine, History Department Outstanding Senior for 2016-2017, recently sat down with the College of Arts & Sciences to share his passion for history and his experience in OSU History classrooms. Check out his interview! 

Dr. Teobaldo Fortunato, Italian Professor of Archaeology, visits OSU to discuss study-abroad opportunities for students!

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The Paleo-Christian baptistery of Nocera Superiore was for the first time discussed at an American university when Dr. Teobaldo Fortunato, archaeologist and the city’s cultural assessor, presented decades of his archaeological discoveries to an audience at Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Fortunato's talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the Ashley Fund, surveyed the history of Roman Nuceria, which was twice the size of Ancient Pompeii, and played an important role in Roman history, including its destruction by Hannibal in 216 BC for Nuceria’s allegiance to Rome.

Among the highlights of the archaeological remains in Nocera Superiore are one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in southern Italy, a Roman necropolis, a Roman forum and bath complex, and the early Christian baptistery of Santa Maria Maggiore.  The baptistery, which houses the second largest baptismal font in Italy, will be the focus of a Study Abroad course in the summer 2018.  Dr. D’Andrea, Department of History, and Dr. Gonzalez, Department of Art History, will lead a unique course, which will not only visit the famous historical sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum, but also offer first-hand historical conservation opportunities for students.  One of the objectives of the course will be to photograph, clean, and catalogue Roman artifacts and update an existing museum on the site.

Dr. Fortunato's visit to OSU was featured on Italian TV news. Check out the video here

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