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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! 

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! 

Congratulations, Tracey Hanshew!!

hanshew tracyMarch has been a big month for Tracey Hanshew. Last week she succesfully defended her dissertation, Last week she successfully defended her dissertation, "Cowgirls, Rodeo and Rural Feminism, 1890-1935." This week, she accepted a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor of History at Washington State University- Tri-Cities. Tracey will teach one history class, and be the liaison for the WSU History Department and school districts implementing concurrent enrollment history courses. Congratulations, Tracey!!! 

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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OSU History Graduate Students Win Big at Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

OSU Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta undergraduate and graduate students traveled to Weatherford, Oklahoma for the annual Phi Alpha Theta conference on February 25, 2017. OSU Nu Chapter graduate students swept the Graduate American category and took first place in Graduate Non-American. Congratulations to all that attended, presented, and placed.

Emma Fritz- 3rd in Graduate American 
"Memory and Adaption: The Cherokee Use of Recollection in the Post-Civil War Era"

David Justice- 2nd in Graduate American 
"'Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead': The Transition of U.S.- Spain Relations in the mid-1970s"

Sarah Barton- 1st in Graduate American 
"The Cost of Doing Business: The Clinton Administration and Discrepancies in Federal Cocaine Sentencing"

Cara Menasco- 1st in Graduate Non-American
"Religious Women? Old Babylonian Cloisters and Naditus"

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 David Justice, Sarah Barton, Emma Fritz, and Cara Menasco